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PCI DSS Compliance

Auditwerx is a PCI Qualified Security Assessor Company (QSAC) and has offered PCI DSS compliance solutions for businesses of all sizes for over 10 years.

Full-Service PCI DSS Compliance Solutions

From PCI Readiness to Your Final Report, Our Experienced Team is Here for You at Every Step.

As a PCI Qualified Security Assessor Company (QSAC), we can help provide the guidance and assistance your organization needs to achieve PCI compliance.

Whether you’re looking for help with a SAQ (Self-Assessment Questionnaire) or a ROC (Report on Compliance), Auditwerx can partner with you to meet your compliance needs in a cost-effective manner – saving you time and money, so you can get back to growing your business.

Auditwerx specializes in the following PCI audits:

  •  Report on Compliance (ROC)
  • Attestation of Compliance (AOC)
  • SAQ A
  • SAQ A-EP
  • SAQ B
  • SAQ B-IP
  • SAQ C
  • SAQ C-VT
  • SAQ D
  • SAQ P2PE

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Efficient PCI DSS Readiness Assessments

For organizations new to PCI or trying to navigate new business processes as it relates to PCI, a readiness assessment/gap engagement will provide the needed guidance to ensure compliance prior to an assessment.

The readiness process identifies any gaps in PCI compliance and allows you to address those gaps before going through your assessment. This can provide efficiencies to the ultimate assessment process and help save time, cost, and avoid unanticipated gaps or expansion of scope.

A gauge of your current environment, policies, procedures, and controls against the requirements of the PCI DSS will be performed along with defined scoping guidance.

PCI DSS Compliance Audit FAQ

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There is a lot of information about PCI DSS compliance floating around on the internet. New software tools are popping up everyday claiming to save you time and money when it comes to your security compliance audit. The fact of the matter is that no questionnaire or checklist can completely replace the personalized attention and detail of an experienced auditor. Our detailed FAQ will help breakdown the myths so that you can feel confident in your PCI audit.

The Payment Card industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is the standard information security protocol used by organizations that process payment card information as it related to the major credit card brands.

PCI DSS compliance examinations must be performed by a PCI Qualified Security Assessor Company (QSAC) like Auditwerx. Whether you’re looking for help with a SAQ (Self-Assessment Questionnaire) or a ROC (report on Compliance), Auditwerx can partner with you to meet your compliance needs in a cost-effective manner – saving you time and money, so you can get back to growing your business.

When it comes to compliance certification, service organizations can often find it difficult to balance customer requirements and ROI.

Our goal is to deliver the efficient compliance assessments you need, at a price that makes sense for your business. Once we have discussed your needs and current environment, there are several factors that impact our cost estimate:

  1. Unlike most firms, Auditwerx is a true fixed fee firm. Our goal is to provide a service that will not only improve your operations, but also, result in a significant ROI.
  2. Very few of our clients experience amendments. When necessary, they are usually the result of a scope expansion.
  3. Our experienced auditors understand what your organization needs from a PCIreport, and our low overhead ensures that our pricing is based on your need.

A PCI Readiness Assessment is your best preparation for a PCI audit. This process identifies any gaps in PCI compliance and allows you to address those gaps before going through your assessment. This can provide efficiencies to the ultimate assessment process and help save time, cost, and avoid unanticipated gaps or expansion of scope.

When it comes to your PCI DSS compliance report, there are 4 main steps that are part of the auditing process.

Step 1: Planning & Readiness
Communication is essential in completing a PCI audit and it starts in the planning process. Our planning begins with a kickoff call. The kickoff call is used to make introductions, identify key players, and points of contact. We also begin the process of understanding the services on which we will be providing an opinion. Where a readiness assessment has been requested, we establish the dates for the readiness work (for first-time PCI assessments) and/or fieldwork (for recurring clients). In readiness, we assess the data flow of the services, identify controls, and provide a gap analysis of controls that may need implementation or improvement. The planning and readiness process is critical to creating open communication designed to obtain maximum efficiencies that will be realized in the PCI reporting process.

Step 2: Preparation
Once the audit plan is established, we create the request list of support items needed in our secure online dashboard, in preparation of and coordination with you for the testing phase. Between the time of the audit plan establishment and the testing, your team starts compiling your supporting documentation and uploading it to the secure online portal. Remember, we are there to help, so we invite open communication if you have any questions. This preparation is essential to an efficient and effective audit experience.

Step 3: Testing
Testing and gathering evidence is the core part of any compliance engagement. Based on the information gathered during the Planning & Preparation stages, evidence will be gathered to meet the objectives discussed. We believe that timely communication is key to this process and to building trust with you, our client.

Step 4: Reporting
After the testing and internal reviews are completed, a draft report is issued for managements review. Any changes by management are processed and the final report is issued.

Auditwerx is proud to offer a number of PCI compliance solutions to meet your needs and business goals:

  • PCI DSS Readiness 
  • PCI Compliance Advisory
  • Facilitated Self-Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ)
  • PCI DSS Assessment

“… Auditors were extremely courteous and patience with a great sense of urgency when it was needed the most. We would highly recommend Auditwerx services to organizations of all sizes and requirement complexities. “

Trusted by Service Providers

Auditwerx has extensive experience with service providers and Service Organization Control (SOC) audits so conducting PCI assessments are a natural extension of our services.

Service providers are unique in that while they may not directly deal with cardholder data, because of or how they deliver their services they could influence the security of their customers’ processing, storing or transmitting of cardholder data and therefore the service provider is required to be PCI compliant.

Many service providers do not realize the need to be PCI compliant until customers clamor for it because it is required for their own PCI compliance efforts.

We Understand Merchants

Merchants are still considered the core of the PCI DSS. With the advent of point-to-point encryption (P2PE), end-to-end encryption (E2EE) and tokenization, merchants are drastically reducing their PCI scope thus simplifying their PCI assessments. We work with merchants to get through their assessments as quickly and easily as possible. 

We Get the Cloud and Agile

Auditwerx QSAs understand the Cloud and what makes up the Cloud. Whether it is VPCs, Docker, Kubernetes or micro-segmentation, we understand Cloud technologies and how they need to be assessed and made PCI compliant. We also understand today’s application development methodologies and the toolsets of DevSecOps.

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While there’s no official questionnaire or checklist that will complete the compliance process for you, our PCI Guide will help your organization start off on the right track.

When you’re ready to start your PCI compliance journey, our experienced team will be here to walk you through the entire process, from audit readiness to your final report.

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