What is PCI DSS Remediation?
PCI DSS remediation is an essential activity for any organisation wishing to fully comply with the applicable 12 technical and operational control requirements of the PCI DSS. Whilst many remediation and implementation projects start with a gap analysis, URM believes that a scoping exercise is a more logical and ultimately cost-effective starting point. A gap analysis will naturally point out any gaps between the organisation’s capabilities and the Standard’s requirements. However, this may lead to unnecessary gaps being filled as a scoping exercise may help to identify processes or parts of the organisation that can be removed from the cardholder data environment (CDE). Once the optimum CDE scope has been identified, the organisation can then start to identify and remediate any compliance gaps.
How Can URM Help?
URM can provide valuable input on how to deal with any gaps in a cost-effective and pragmatic way that reduces risk as well as fully meeting the applicable requirements of the PCI DSS. URM typically advises on a range of remediation activities including introducing technical changes, altering business processes, developing and documenting applicable policies and processes, developing training and awareness programmes and, where appropriate, outsourcing controls and processes.
Specific areas that URM can assist with include:
- Advising whether current processes or technology solutions can be adapted to adequately meet the requirements of the PCI DSS.
- Working with you and your acquiring bank, to provide the necessary assurances that remediation measures have been identified and are being implemented to meet the necessary requirements of the Standard.
- Providing impartial advice to help you meet the requirements of the PCI DSS, whilst also satisfying your business’ mission and objectives in a manner that is consistent with your culture and modus operandi.
- Providing guidance on meeting the Standard’s requirements on a ‘business as usual’ basis and continuously gathering evidence so that it can easily presented to ease the annual compliance burden.
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