In the first part of this article, we looked at PCI DSS, the various PCI DSS requirements and the negligent attitude shown by some merchants and business owners with respect to PCI DSS compliance. In the second and final part of this article, we will look at one of the best means to ensure PCI DSS compliance.
Ensuring PCI DSS Compliance – Part II In the first part of this article, we looked at PCI DSS, the various PCI DSS requirements and the negligent attitude shown by some merchants and business owners with respect to PCI DSS compliance. In the second and final part of this article, we will look at one of the best means to ensure PCI DSS compliance. As everybody knows, PCI DSS compliance management is a delicate affair. One slip or compromise could result in huge financial losses and brand-image exposure(s).Therefore, it is highly necessary that merchants and business owners put in place an integrated and comprehensive approach that combines process, people, and technology for effective PCI DSS compliance management. As it involves automated monitoring for detecting security vulnerabilities, mapping of security controls for assessing conformance and gaps, and initiating remediation actions for meeting compliance requirements, enterprises and business owners can ensure continuous compliance. Some of the features of a best of the breed PCI compliance management solution are: Simple, menu driven assessment to understand and gain control over PCI-DSS requirements Advanced citation and policy based risk model that is customizable and easily configurable Library of free policies and procedure templates to customize and then attach as evidence Extensive online help, best practices and recommendations included for every regulation / Standards Tracking and managing of the user’s external vendors Central repository for all compliance related documentation Support for multiple roles in an enterprise with complete delegation of responsibilities Complete customization specific to the business A finished document that can be used to show compliancy to other organizations and auditors Automatic updates to changes in regulatory / standards requirements Unified Security & IT Compliance management solution in one application Completely cloud-based service with no hardware or software investments required Display questionnaires to evaluate manual controls Remediation tracking Compliance activity email reminders Track credit card or sensitive data within databases, file systems, desktops, and servers External vulnerability scans Analyze firewall rule sets Perform vulnerability scans & integrate with existing vulnerability scanners Integrate with web application scanners Configurable citation and policy based Risk Model with real-time risk status Extensive Reports–risk reports and compliance reports on demand PCI compliance becoming an everyday concern, end-to-end automation eliminates costly manual procedures reducing costs by up to 90% and transforms regulatory compliance from a reactive to a proactive environment. Read more on - IT Security and compliance, HIPAA/HITECH Compliance, IT Compliance
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