PCI Compliance
If you use e-commerce on your website or EFTPOS machines for transactions then PCI Compliance is necessary to avoid liability in case of a breach and to avoid fines associated with not sufficiently protecting your customer’s credit card information. Cybernetic Global Intelligence provides PCI DSS compliance assessment consulting services and PCI compliance certification services to comply with and audit the PCI DSS standard.


Benefits of PCI Compliance

Minimise Liability: Not being PCI compliant could be disastrous for your business. Compromised data negatively effects both consumers, companies and financial institutions, leading to credit card fraud, disruption to processes and huge expenses from reissuing cards. Your business could be found liable if your company is not PCI complaint and breached, resulting in lawsuits, cancelled accounts, fines and loss of reputation that you’ve spent years to build.

Competitive Advantage: Using best practices and being PCI compliant means you are actively preventing data breaches. Ensuring your data is secure makes it more difficult for hackers to obtain payment card data and makes your customers more confident in using your services. Companies that do not protect customer data are more at risk of theft and security breaches, giving you an edge over your competitors who are not compliant.

What is PCI Compliance?

The PCI DSS security requirements apply to all system components included in or connected to the cardholder data environment. The cardholder data environment (CDE) is comprised of people, processes and technologies that store, process, or transmit cardholder data or sensitive authentication data. “System components” include network devices, servers, computing devices, and applications.

Credit card companies, who aim to protect cardholder data, jointly release PCI DSS. The standard requires the members, merchants, and service providers using credit card facilities to carry out regular PCI Scans and PCI Security Audits after implementing the standard. We are one of the best-certified PCI DSS service provider and we can help you in your pursuit of becoming PCI compliant by conducting a gap analysis, implementing the necessary controls and also preparing the Attestation of Compliance (AOC), Report on Compliance (ROC), Self-Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ), Quarterly ASV Scans & VA Internal & External.

Our PCI Compliance Specialists

Cybernetic Global Intelligence has a team of PCI Qualified Security Assessors‎ that can assist in all aspects of compliance. Like any compliance system, PCI DSS can be complex and hard to navigate alone. We can take the stress as a QSA service provider by assessing and validating adherence to PCI Security Standards and work with you to develop remediation strategies to help you meet the standard.

PCI DSS Requirements

Requirements of the standard – The PCI DSS version3.2.1 is comprised of six control objectives that contain one or more requirements. In all, there are 12 specific requirements under these control objectives. The verification and reporting process may vary depending on the level of merchants and service providers. An organization is also expected to identify its category or type for identifying what requirements are applicable to it. Cybernetic Global Intelligence help organizations meet all the requirements with the help of its robust consulting methodology.

Requirements

  • Build and maintain a secure network: Installing, configuring, and providing guidance on maintaining firewalls, intrusion detection and prevention systems, anti-virus and anti-spyware solutions. Reconfiguring default installations and customizing the setup. Conduct regular internal and external vulnerability assessments
  • Protect Card Holder Data: Identifying the storage, transit channel, transit method, archival and retrieval of credit card data and securing the same. Identifying and implementing the appropriate controls at each data interface and data container
  • Maintain a Vulnerability Management Program: Conduct regular vulnerability identification, assessment and reporting exercises with fix implementation
  • Implement Strong Access Control Measures: Identify all logical and physical access points and ensure the access controls are present as per the requirement of the standard. Ensuring independent and reliable authentication and authorization schemes exist for access control
  • Regularly Monitor and Test Networks: Devise processes to regularly maintain and track network and data access and report any incidents in due time via a risk management procedure
  • Maintain an Information Security Policy: Draft and maintain a well-defined information security policy which addresses all the prerequisites of the standard.