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PCI Qualified Security Assessors: A Buyer’s Guide

There are two kinds of PCI assessors: Qualified Security Assessors (QSAs) and Internal Security Assessors (ISAs).  This article will focus on the former.  QSAs are certified by the PCI Security Standards Council (SSC) to perform PCI assessments for other companies through consulting. A QSA has not only the knowledge to perform PCI assessments, but also …

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PCI Compliance Logging Requirements & How to Meet Them

The payment Card Industry (PCI) is a set of requirements that organizations are required to be audited against to accept, process, or store any payment card information. This standard is designed to help the brand label cards (AMEX, Discovery, Visa, etc.) reduce fraud risk through the loss or compromise of credit cards. As part of …

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PCI Compliance for Call Centers: A No Nonsense Guide

Payment card information (PCI) processed by a business’ call center must address several key areas to meet PCI compliance: identifying PCI in the call center environments, implementing PCI DSS compliance requirements, and outsourcing versus not outsourcing. If a business chooses to retain its call center function, all applicable requirements of the current PCI DSS at …

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PCI Approved Scanning Vendors: A Buyer’s Guide

An Approved Scanning Vendor (ASV) is a company approved by the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) that offers a scan solution to validate a merchant or service provider’s (scan customer) compliance with PCI DSS Requirement 11.2.2. An ASV’s scan solution is the set of security services and tools used to conduct scanning …

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PCI DSS Level 1 Compliance Guide: Plans, Budget, Risks & More

The number and type of credit card transactions a business processes per year is what determines a company’s required PCI compliance level. There are four levels of PCI compliance for merchants and two for service providers. This article is a deep dive into PCI Level 1 compliance. It’s an attempt to clarify what the council …

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