The PCI Standard is mandated by the card brands and administered by the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council. The standard was created to increase controls around cardholder data to reduce credit card fraud. Validation of compliance is performed annually or quarterly, either by an external Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) or by a firm specific Internal Security Assessor (ISA) that creates a Report on Compliance for organizations handling large volumes of transactions.

Customer Benefits

It is important for customers to know that their data is being protected, because many businesses are susceptible to data breaches, at their customer’s expense. PCI compliance improves the level of security. Some of the business benefits are as follows:

Decreased risk of security breaches: The regulations provide for access control, compliance procedures, two factor authentications, and many other processes that will keep you and your customers’ data safe, wherever it may be.

Increased customer confidence: With increasing security breaches, PCI compliance is a sign that your business follows best practices. Customer confidence can really affect your brand and your bottom-line. People are less likely to spend money with your business if they don’t feel confident you’re keeping their data safe.

Saving Money: Data breaches can cost both money and customer confidence. There’s the cost of replacing credit cards, paying fines, and paying compensations for what the customers have lost, not to mention investigation costs and audits on the business side. It can add up quickly.


We provide a range of services centered around PCI-DSS. These are focused on:

Managed vulnerability scanning.
Penetration testing.
Proactive network and endpoint monitoring.
Cyber incident response.
Risk assessments and consultancy.