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PCI DSS Gap Analysis

Aurora Security Consulting Services can provide a PCI DSS Gap Analysis and Compliance Audit. Any organization that processes or accepts credit cards must be compliant with Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard. Our gap PCI DSS Gap Analysis and Compliance Audit will help a company determine the gaps in their existing security infrastructure. The Gap Analysis is a critical first step prior to a complete PCI DSS risk assessment. We can use our assessment services to help your organization identify and scope PCI compliance requirements as it pertains to the company, its agencies, service providers and merchants.
The PCI DSS Gap Analysis and Compliance Audit provides scanning services that identify if your organization has any vulnerabilities that are preventing you from meeting the PCI security requirements. We will review the education and training of all stakeholders and the architecture of your network. Additionally, we will implement network and application security procedures that will provide your organization with a comprehensive foundation of recommendations that will allow you to anticipate issues that could potentially arise in a full Qualified Security Assessor or Self-Assessment Questionnaire review. The key value proposition of working with Aurora on your PCI DSS Gap Analysis includes the ability to quickly validate problems and potential resolutions. When you have conducted the assessment, you will be able to begin prioritizing your vulnerabilities. We can offer automated testing to provide recommendations for remediation. Aurora’s engineers with help you discover the key weaknesses of your existing policies and procedures. You will be able to categorize missing controls. Our team will provide value by reviewing your network, operating system, application, and end-point security measures.
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Aurora’s PCI DSS Gap Analysis and Compliance Audit simulates to PCI SAQ assessment. We can provide consistent and repeatable testing.

Steps of a PCI DSS Gap Analysis

  1. Automated Security Scanning
    Commerical scanning tools used to identify potential vulnerabilities>
  2. Report Development and Interpretation
    Recommendations report to fix gaps that would impact a PCI security assessment
  3. Network Architecture Review
    Review network security design and identify weaknesses
  4. Security Policy Review
    Review up to 10 security policies for gaps in procedures
  5. Automated Security Re-Scan (within 3 months)
    Re-Scan identified systems after patches are put in place

Benefits of a PCI DSS Gap Analysis

There are many benefits of completing a PCI DSS gap analysis. It will give your company a snapshot of your compliance with PCI DSS regulations. Once you have completed a PCI DSS gap analysis with Aurora, you will be able to identify areas where immediate attention and remediation might be required. This is a cost-effective approach to managing your security posture because you will make efforts going directly towards known weaknesses instead of implementing solutions that may or may not be necessary for your individual security environment. Conducting a PCI DSS gap analysis will improve the effectiveness of budgeting and cost forecasting for your PCI DSS Compliance program. It will also create an awareness of your company’s ability to comply with industry standards, especially as they may change over time.

Is a gap analysis right for you?

A PCI DSS gap analysis is right for you if you are undertaking new programs or evaluating your existing program. A change in your program could change your current status of compliance with PCI DSS standards. If the way that your business takes payments has evolved towards an online focus, it is time to ensure that the way that you are handling your payments continues to be compliant with PCI DSS Analysis. If organizations similar to yours have suffered breaches of cardholder data. If so, your organization may also be at risk and therefore is a candidate for a PCI DSS gap analysis.

PCI DSS Gap Analysis FAQ

  • What are penalties for non-compliance with PCI DSS?
    A fine can be anywhere from $5,000 to $100,000 per month for PCI DSS Compliance violations
  • How do I know if PCI DSS applies to my organization?
    PCI DSS applies to any organization, regardless of size, that accepts or stores cardholder data.
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