PCI DSS Consultancy

In 2004 American Express, Discover Financial Services, JCB, MasterCard Worldwide, and Visa International created a uniform set of information security requirements for all national card brands. These requirements became known as the PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) and they now govern all the payment channels.

In 2004 American Express, Discover Financial Services, JCB, MasterCard Worldwide, and Visa International created a uniform set of information security requirements for all national card brands. These requirements became known as the PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) and they now govern all the payment channels.

This affects all retailers as the penalties for non-compliance are high, with the risk of fines in the region of hundreds of thousands of pounds being levied or organisations being stopped from card acceptance programmes.
This means that retailers are now faced with the additional cost of understanding the requirements of PCI DSS and then ensuring that they are compliant. This can be an onerous and time-consuming task if you are not familiar with the requirements.

Fortunately help is at hand with a new service just launched by Vodat.

Full portfolio of services

  • Compliance Gap Analysis - This delivers a document which identifies the gaps between your current state and the requirements of PCI compliance. This assessment covers the 12 areas defined by the PCI DSS standards and through our experience of mapping compliance to real businesses is a cost-effective and timely means of quantifying the size of the issue without refocusing precious internal resources.
  • Compliance Management - We can provide a Compliance Manager who can manage the internal resources of the project effectively. A dedicated Compliance Manager can take responsibility for identifying and communicating PCI compliance requirements and then tracking progress against task throughout the project.
  • Accreditation Support - The Compliance Manager can work with internal resources of a client company to build the necessary accreditation process and supporting evidence and manage the submission as the compliance audit approaches. The Compliance Manager can also be the prime point of contact to co-ordinate the actual audit.
  • PCCI Compliant Solutions - In addition to practical help regarding achieving compliance, we also have a range of specific solutions which provide a quick and effective compliant approach. These solutions include EFT Authorisations and Settlement and Network Storage for the remote storage of transaction data, which are all hosted in resilient data centres and have the potential to relieve many of the headaches of achieving compliance.

To speak with a PCI DSS compliance consultant in the UK, please call Vodat International on 0161 406 1820 or contact us.