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    PCI-DSS
    Payment Card Industry
    Data Security Standard

    PCI-DSS – Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard

    Payment Security Standards are operational and technical requirements set by the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council to protect cardholder data. The focus of this Standard relates to the 12 controls for data centres – whether they are facilities, telecommunication or banking – to provide clients with a level of assurance on conformity to PCI-DSS requirements. The 12 controls can be subject to a defined scope and the output is a Compliance and Attestation of Compliance (RoC/AoC) Report.

    What is PCI-DSS?

    Why does an Organisation need PCI-DSS?

    What are the Benefits of Implementing PCI-DSS?

    How do I implement PCI-DSS in an organisation?

    Why Choose WWISE to assist your organisation?

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    What is PCI-DSS?

    Payment security standards are operational and technical requirements set by the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council to protect cardholder data.

    The standard administrates all merchants and organisations globally that store, process or transmit cardholder data with new requirements for manufactures and software developers of applications and devices used in these transactions. Conformity to the PCI-DSS set of standards is mandatory for their respective stakeholders.

    Certification to PCI-DSS ensures the security of your organisation’s card data through a set of requirements, these include the following:

    • Explanation’s of encryption of data transmission.
    • Installation of firewalls.
    • The use of anti-virus software.
    • The restriction of access to cardholder data and monitoring access to network resources.

    Why does an Organisation need PCI-DSS?

    The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard applies to any business that stores, processes, and transmits cardholder data. It also covers operational and technical system components that are included in or connected to cardholder data. If your organisation processes or accepts payments with cards, you should comply with PCI-DSS.

    This Standard is mandatory for merchants and organisations that accept debit or credit card payments for goods and/or services. It also includes organisations and merchants that sub-contract their payment card processing to a third party, as well as organisations that manage and process such payments as a third party.

    PCI-DSS certification is considered the best way to safeguard sensitive information and data, which helps organisations to build long-lasting and trusting relationships with their customers.

    The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS) provides steps that merchants must follow to provide secure transactions for their customers.

    What are the Benefits of Implementing PCI-DSS?

    Benefits of PCI-DSS:

    • The PCI-DSS assists merchants, organisations, and financial institutions to implement and understand the standards for security policies, technologies, and ongoing processes that protect their payment systems from breaches and theft of cardholder data.
    • Provides guidance on actions organisations can take to protect data.
    • Applicable to organisations of any size or type that use any method of storing or processing payment card data.

    How do I implement PCI-DSS in an organisation?

    ISO Consulting and Implementation:

    We have a range of professional Consultants, Engineers, and registered Auditors to assist in implementing and maintaining any ISO Management System. Our industry expertise includes services, telecommunication, manufacturing, construction, engineering services, fast-moving consumer goods, mining, power generation, state owned companies, and government-run organisations. A good Consultant takes the time to truly understand the processes of your organisation.

    Implementation includes detailed analysis of your organisation in respect to the ISO requirements, to ensure that each Management System is designed for success. The cost of hiring a Consultant and the time spent to implement your ISO Management System will definitely pay off in the long run.

    WWISE has a 4-Phase Approach:

    • Phase 1: Gap Analysis Audit and Information Gathering
    • Phase 2: ISO Documentation, Risk Assessment, and Process Mapping
    • Phase 3: Implementation and Coaching
    • Phase 4: Certification

    WWISE provides a turnkey solution which includes templates, 1-on-1 coaching, on-the-job training, and mentorship. As a consulting firm, we do not provide certification services. However, we will guide you through the certification process and ensure that your organisation becomes certified.

    Why Choose WWISE to assist your organisation?

    An Organisation cannot certify to a guideline standard; you can implement the standard and receive a letter of conformity.

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