PCI DSS Compliance Overview
What is PCI DSS Compliance?
Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a set of security practices set forth by American Express, Discover, Japan Central Bank, MasterCard, and VISA (PCI DSS VISA) to protect cardholder data. It is an industry-established policy requiring compliance by all merchants and service providers that store, process, or transmit cardholder data. PCI Compliance is now a standard for merchants.
Separate and distinct from the mandate to comply with the PCI Data Security Standard is the validation of compliance whereby service providers like Stafford Associates verify and demonstrate their PCI Compliance status. It is a fundamental and critical function that identifies and corrects vulnerabilities, and protects customers by ensuring that appropriate levels of cardholder information security are maintained. We can provide a detailed report of you PCI Compliance based on your adherence to the PCI Data Security Standards.
Secure PCI Compliant Hosting Network:
Our PCI Compliant Hosting service features dual tiered application firewall and network IDS used to protect credit card information and insure PCI Compliance. Our hosting service is fully PCI Compliant, that is, PCI Compliant Hosting.
Cardholder Data Protection:
Protection of stored cardholder data and encrypted transmission of cardholder data across open networks is now a must under PCI DSS. For vulnerability management, we use and regularly update anti-virus software, develop secure applications, and maintain secure systems which provide PCI Compliance. Remember, we are a confirmed PCI Compliant Hosting site.
Restricted access to cardholder data and assigned dual factor tokens to each person with remote access to our PCI Compliant Hosting Server. This is part of Managed PCI Hosting. Again, this is part of PCI DSS.
Monitor and Test Networks to Insure PCI Compliance:
Monitoring of all access to network resources and cardholder data and regularly test security systems and processes to insure PCI Compliance. This again is part of the PCI DSS.
PCI DSS Compliance security standards have grown more demanding in recent years and Stafford Associates can help you comply with every part of the PCI code. We have extensive experience working with clients to meet the most demanding PCI Compliance security standards. Stafford Associates is PCI Compliant.
We have developed a wide range of PCI Compliant services to meet PCI Compliance security standards and the needs of the regulated marketplace including regulated and managed hosting services, application development, and consulting services. Our PCI Hosting Service can provide PCI security to your critical data.
PCI Compliance security standards have requirements not just for application and server operations, but application development as well. Production data is never applied in a development environment and our PCI DSS compliant development methodology is driven by our client’s business needs and Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) guidelines.
PCI DSS Compliant Services & Solutions
Our PCI DSS experts provide PCI Data Security and Assurance services based on the latest PCI Data Security Standards that are customizable to meet any PCI Compliance standards that your organization must satisfy.
At the core of our PCI Compliant Service offerings is our Change Management Process, that incorporates changes to hardware, network devices, operating systems, and mission critical applications as required to meet mission critical demands as well as all levels of PCI standards. Our PCI Data Security Services are backed by our intrusion detection and monitoring hardware and software, by change monitoring software from Cisco. For complete Data Security we provide intrusion detection, immediate response to identified issues, all backed by the Stafford Associates Computer Security Intrusion Response Team (CSIRT). We also provide encrypted backup of your PCI and non PCI Data as well as a whole range of solutions from email to remote network monitoring. There is more to our service offerings than just PCI DSS.
In today’s world securing your information assets, whether it be PCI Data or your normal business resource data, requires 24/7/365 vigilance. The threats to your information assets are smarter, better organized, and more targeted than ever before, that is why the credit card industry has developed the PCI DSS. For you to meet these threats and become or remain PCI Compliant requires you to secure your data assets. Our PCI Data Security can provide you with premier system security and management to meet all your PCI Compliance and regulatory needs.
Our PCI Compliance Services Team has extensive experience developing Web based and client server based applications using a variety of technologies in many vertical markets. They have expertise in developing PCI Compliant Applications. PCI Compliance standards have requirements for application and server operations, as well as application development. Our team of designers and programmers can provide you with PCI Compliant applications. We do not use production data in a development environment in order to maintain strict PCI Development Standards. Our development methodology is driven by our client’s business needs and Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) guidelines. As a PCI Compliant company we can assist you in becoming PCI Compliant.
Our large corporate client base includes an array of businesses and institutions, Not-For-Profit organizations, retail businesses, advertising firms, communications companies, consulting firms, major banking companies, as well as schools and governmental institutions. Our banking and financial clients who incorporate PCI standards in their business model rely on our PCI compliant application services. Remember, we offer PCI Compliant Hosting.
Is eCommerce a business goal? Stafford Associates has the knowledge and experience to help you move your product line or service offerings to the World Wide Web with our PCI Compliant Hosting and eCommerce solutions. We can introduce shopping cart functionality and credit card processing to your website using our trusted standard PCI Complaint eCommerce storefront software; or if your eCommerce solution needs are more unique and specific, our highly trained development team can design a customized solution from the ground-up to meet all of you requirements.
Not only does each of Stafford Associates’ methods of eCommerce cover the basic authentication and capture of transactions, but they will also keep your site in compliance with the PCI regulatory standards when obtaining credit card and other personal identification information.
The Web is public, your data can not be; data security is a vital necessity as well as a PCI Compliance requirement if you are going to do business on the Internet. Stafford Associates will provide your internet business with PCI Compliant Hosting and eCommerce solution that will insure data security/integrity and insure your PCI Compliance.
Contact Stafford Associates Regarding your PCI Compliance Needs
Do you have questions on PCI Compliance, PCI Compliant Hosting, implementing PCI in your business, security standards in general or do you have concerns about you Data storage, its security, its redundancy, Managed PCI Hosting? Stafford Associates is PCI Compliant and will answer your questions. Contact the PCI DSS people at Stafford Associates; ask for Harry or Ken.
You can contact us by phone, fax, eMail or by using the form on our Contact page. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions please feel free to contact us.