Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) February 5, 2009
Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards compliance, commonly known as PCI DSS to many, is fast becoming a mandatory requirement for many merchants, service providers, and other third party processors and providers that are directly involved in the processing, storage, or transmission of transaction data or cardholder data. The who, what, when, where, and why of PCI DSS compliance can be daunting at times, as a vast amount of information must be read, comprehended and distilled for truly understanding the dynamics of Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) compliance.
Many entities being mandated to become PCI DSS compliant are frustrated by the lack of transparency in truly understanding what compliance entails. Questions abound, such as the following: 1. Do I need to be PCI compliant from a Qualified Security Assessor (QSA). Can I self-assess for PCI compliance, and if so, how does one go about doing this? Do I need penetration tests and scanning done on my network? These are just a small sample of questions we field every week from companies desperately trying to understand the complexities of PCI compliance.
NDB Advisory, a Qualified Security Assessor Company (QSAC), specializes in helping organizations meet the rigorous requirements of PCI compliance, and as such, we've built a handy, easy and simple to use forum on PCI compliance where you can post any question you want, resulting in a timely response from one of the industry's leading QSA auditors, Mr. Charles Denyer.
To learn more about Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) compliance, visit pciassessment.org and start posting your questions. We'll get right back to you with the answer you need.