Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) are a set of security standards developed by the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) to ensure that all companies that accept, process, store, or transmit credit card information maintain a secure environment. Failure to comply with these standards can result in significant fines, damage to brand reputation, and loss of customer trust. Therefore, many organizations seek the help of consulting firms to achieve and maintain compliance with the PCI DSS standards.
At AIG, we offer PCI DSS consulting expertise in security, risk management, and compliance. AIG works with organizations to assess their current security posture, identify gaps in their security controls, and develop and implement strategies to address those gaps.
One of the first steps in PCI DSS consulting is a comprehensive security assessment. We conduct this security assessment which will evaluate the organization's current security controls against the PCI DSS standards. This includes reviewing policies and procedures, evaluating network architecture, testing applications, and databases, and reviewing physical security controls.
Based on the results of the security assessment, we develop a remediation plan which outlines the steps the organization needs to take to achieve compliance with the PCI DSS standards. This remediation plan may include implementing new security controls, updating policies and procedures, and training employees on security best practices.
Once the organization is done with the remediation plan implementation, we conduct a final assessment to verify that the organization is in compliance with the PCI DSS standards. Then we provide a report on compliance (ROC) or an attestation of compliance (AOC) to the organization and the PCI SSC.
In addition to the initial assessment and remediation plan, we offer ongoing support to help organizations maintain compliance with the PCI DSS standards. This may include periodic assessments, vulnerability scans, and penetration testing.