The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a set of security standards designed to ensure that all companies that process, transmit or store credit card data maintain a secure environment. However, many organizations still view PCI DSS compliance as a point-in-time event, rather than a continuous information risk management activity.
This mindset not only leads to significant security gaps, but the “rush to compliance” and ensuing quality assurance cycles can cause business disruptions that pose dire consequences for organizations, bank acquirers and parent companies. This hap hazard approach is one of the key reasons that so many “PCI complaint” companies are falling victim to cyber attacks.
Aprio’s Qualified Security Assessors (QSAs) adhere to the “Business as Usual” (BAU) concept introduced by the Payment Card Security Standards Council (PCI SSC). We help clients take the drama out of PCI compliance by partnering with their teams to maintain, monitor and test controls throughout the calendar year.
Clients with multiple vendor and compliance reporting requirements in addition to PCI DSS, such as SOC 2, ISO 27001, or NY DFS, appreciate our pragmatic approach that synchronizes the collection and cataloging of control evidence. This harmonized approach helps avoid “audit fatigue” by simplifying additional and perennial audit and reporting requirements.
Our mission is to help clients improve their risk management programs while providing higher quality reports with less business disruption. Our goal is to make effective sustainable risk management and reporting easier to achieve.