PCI DSS Compliance

Be compliant and give your customers confidence by meeting the payment card industry data security standards.

We help businesses all of all shapes and sizes achieve compliance. We’ll help to protect your business.

What is PCI/DSS?

PCI DSS compliance covers anyone or any business that processes card transactions. These businesses need to put into place the controls required to meet the latest compliance standards, as set out by the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC).

This means that your business needs to protect this highly-sensitive data and PCI DSS should be an integral part of your information security strategy. Failure to comply and meet these standards could result in serious damage to the reputation of your brand and you could get a large fine.

Who does PCI DSS apply to?

PCI DSS applies to any business, organisation, or company that accepts, processes, or stores credit card payments and any business that transmits cardholder data (CHD) or sensitive authentication data (SAD).

Examples of the types of organisations that PCI DSS applies to includes:

  • Service providers
  • Merchants
  • Acquirers
  • Processors
  • Issuers

How can we help?

OmniCyber Security can help you meet PCI DSS compliance by:

  • Conducting risk assessments
  • Helping you to understand your obligations
  • Putting in place robust precautions to safely preserve the integrity of personal and financial data
  • Conducting penetration testing
  • Scanning for vulnerabilities
  • Fixing identified vulnerabilities
  • Conducting endpoint monitoring
  • Managing your cyber incident response

What our clients think

From my point of view, the most impressive thing about OmniCyber is the feedback I get from others after having introduced them to Omni. An example of those comments include, the best penetration testers I have worked with as they work with you, not just on your system.

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When you take into account their competitive rates and flexible easy-going people, Omni is a joy to work alongside. So much so we have made them our penetration testing partner and they now deliver a managed service for us.

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Browse our frequently asked questions or Contact us if you have any further enquiries.

Service providers and merchants can store cardholder data under PCI DSS. This is subjective to the protection and usage requirements and some acquirers permit sensitive authentication data to be stored, but only prior to payment authorization.

PCI DSS cardholder data includes the cardholder name, primary account number, service code, and expiration date. PCI DSS also covers sensitive authentication data including PINS, PIN blocks, CAV, CVV, CVC, and CID numbers, and full track data, which includes chip and magnetic stripe data.

Service providers are entities that handle the storing, processing, or transmission of cardholder data. Merchants, on the other hand, accept card payments for payment of services or goods, from any of the five PCI Security Standards Council members, which include Discover, JCB International, American Express, MasterCard Worldwide, and Visa Inc.

A PCI DSS assessment/audit assesses all system components that are connected to the business’s cardholder data environment (CDE). The scope of CDE covers all personnel, technology, and processes that transmit, store, or process a customer’s cardholder information and sensitive authentication data. Examples of system components include applications, computing devices, servers, and network devices.

PIN Transaction Security covers the management of devices that are used in the protection of cardholder PINs. Merchants, processors, and financial institutions should only use components and devices that have been tested and approved by the PCI SSC.