PCI DSS Compliance

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PCI DSS maintains strict security requirements yet many businesses fail to meet full compliance.


percent of organizations meet PCI DSS compliance, down 15.8% compared to the previous year.


of organizations do not have a defined PCI DSS compliance program.
PCI DSS maintains strict security requirements yet many businesses fail to meet full compliance.

Achieving and Sustaining
PCI DSS Compliance

Product-Market Fit. Customers. Exceptional Service. Trust. Security.

These are the building blocks of a growing and successful business. If you remove security, you might find yourself without customers and a business.

Every business that processes card transactions across the five major card brands must meet PCI DSS Compliance.

At IT Support Guys, we give you the tech building blocks and guidance you need to become PCI compliant – and stay that way. We’ll help you navigate the process of staying in-tune with the latest regulations, keeping your consumer data safe, and preparing for the future of digital threats.

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Establish Cardholder Data Environment (CDE) Scope

Correctly scoping your environment is the crucial first step of becoming PCI compliant. The scope of the Cardholder Data Environment (CDE) defines the extent to which all PCI DSS controls need to be executed.

Errors in scoping can lead to serious consequences and wasted resources. Our PCI experts will define the precise scope of your CDE to ensure your meet every security and compliance requirement.

The question is, how does your business establish if an asset is in scope?

Any people, process, or technology that stores, processes, or transmits cardholder data is considered to be within your CDE and in scope for your PCI DSS audit.

How to Define PCI DSS Scope?

The rules defined by the PCI Security Standards Council state that the following are within scope:

  • Any devices that provide security and authentication solutions like a firewall, router, or server
  • IT asset or systems with connectivity into the CDE, whether physical, wireless, or virtualized
  • Any asset that traffics cardholder data or is part of the cardholder data flow

Gray areas can often create challenges for organizations when deciding if an asset is in or outside the CDE environment. When in doubt, ask yourself – does the asset store, process or transmit cardholder data? Does the asset provide security services to and/or is it connected to the CDE?

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Ensure All Security
Requirements Are Met

To maintain true payment security, you need a firewall configuration that protects cardholder data – as well as a method for storing it securely.

Network segmentation enables organizations to significantly reduce PCI scope by isolating assets from the cardholder data environment. Utilizing network segmentation can reduce your organization’s PCI scope, thereby reducing costs, time and effort to achieve compliance.

With IT Support Guys, we’ll work with your team to ensure your network is properly segmented, data is encrypted, and that you’re leveraging resilient storage solutions to protect every area that cardholder data flows.

PCI Compliance Plan Features

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Consider the following features to find the one that works best for you.

Risk Assessment & Vulnerability Scan

Once your PCI DSS Scope is established, we need to figure out what internal and external threats your organization faces – and how it is equipped to handle them. Our experts conduct a formal cybersecurity risk assessment, identify your weak points through a vulnerability scan, and develop a plan to tackle them professionally.

As a PCI compliant service provider, the more we can understand how credit card data is entering your system, the better we can protect your most sensitive data and keep you safe from risks.

Regular Checks and Security Scans

Data protection isn’t a one-and-done deal.

We’ll continuously scan for new vulnerabilities, cyber threats, and areas where your IT infrastructure can improve. Since we’re continuously working to enhance your compliance measures, we’ll find potential issues before they become gaping vulnerabilties.

Train Your Employees

According to The Wall Street Journal, employees and corporate partners can be responsible for up to 60 percent of data breaches.

That’s why we don’t just fix your systems - we educate your people.

Through our tailored PCI awareness training programs, every individual will learn to be mindful of security best practices and adopt smarter habits.

Keep Meticulous Records

The easiest way to keep your PCI processes clear is to document everything.

Changes to organizational security, training procedures, and new efforts should be documented to track your goals and keep everyone accountable.

We’ll help you with this documentation process to ensure total IT compliance – and we’ll review your information on a regular basis to ensure you don’t get audited.


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