PCI compliance auditing does not have to be difficult

PCI compliance auditing does not have to be difficult

According to a report by CIO, PCI compliance is critical for businesses that execute electronic credit or debit card transactions or store any customer data.

PCI-DSS auditing is a process that assesses the point of sale system and how it adheres to the standards for protecting payment card information. This is done to examine the system, find vulnerabilities and stop data security breaches, says the report. Businesses planning an audit should find a qualified security assessor who is approved by the PCI SSC. The QSA will evaluate all systems and protocols and submit a risk assessment.

The risk assessment will become a blueprint for improving company data security, says the report. Ensuring that a company remains PCI compliant and a solid infrastructure to handle data security will increase customer confidence and ensure that it’s not open to data security breaches.

According to PCI Central, companies that install a certificate for PCI compliance take a huge step towards securing member information. PCI Compliance gives organizations comfort with procedures that involve credit card data. In addition, these companies build confidence with their customers and partners.