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Lark Security will review your current security controls against the latest version of the PCI DSS standard and provide a Gap Assessment Report, Remediation Support and Scope Reduction Recommendations in preparation for a successful PCI DSS Audit.
The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a comprehensive set of requirements that ensures that all companies that accept, process, store, or transmit credit card information maintain a secure ecosystem. The PCI DSS was established back in 2006 by the leading payment card issuers (VISA, MasterCard, AMEX, JCB International & Discover Financial Services); it is maintained by the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC).
The PCI DSS standard is made up of 6 principles that are addressed across 12 requirements. The 6 Principles of PCI DSS are:
Build & maintain a Secure Network
Protect Cardholder Data
Maintain Vulnerability Management Program
Implement Strong Access Control Measures
Regularly Monitor and Test Networks
Maintain an Information Policy
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Lark Security helps organizations prepare for PCI DSS third party audit by identifying, analyzing and documenting the areas that do not meet the PCI DSS 12 requirements. Lark Security helps establish the scope of the environment; evaluate of the people, process and systems within the CDE and recommend action items for better security and scope reduction
What are the Benefits of being PCI Certified?
PCI DSS increases controls around cardholder data and reduces the risk of credit card fraud. Regular audits designed to prevent non-compliance save businesses $2.86 million on average per year, as well as prevents disruptions to business. There are many benefits to being PCI DSS Certified:
Increased credibility as a trustworthy organization (competitive advantage)
Reduced risk of data breaches and disruption to your business
Clear, actionable guidelines
Maximized security with regular updates
Provides a way of demonstrating and managing security across your organization
Efficiently and effectively manage third-party risk
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Trusted & Experienced PCI DSS Advisors
Remediation Support Included!
Scope Reduction Recommendations Included!
Ongoing PCI DSS Security Controls Management Provided
Lark Security PCI Gap Analysis/ PCI Gap Assessment
Identify Gaps & Priorities for Remediation!
Any organization that accepts, processes, stores, or transmits cardholder must comply with PCI DSS.
A PCI DSS Gap Assessment is the best first step to understanding how your current security controls measure up to the latest PCI DSS compliance requirements and building your PCI DSS Compliance Program. The Gap Assessment will also help you identify critical vulnerabilities and develop a cost-effective PCI DSS Remediation Plan.
Lark Security helps Merchants and Service Providers identify gaps and remediate controls in preparation for a seamless PCI DSS Audit.
Lark Security PCI DSS Experts will help you:
Assess the scope of your Cardholder Environment (CHE)
Provide scope reduction recommendations to secure your environment
Review and update Policy and Procedure Documentation to meet PCI DSS Requirements
Conduct a PCI DSS Gap Assessment to meet your Cybersecurity Objectives.
Provide Remediation Support to Address Gaps
Manage the success of the final PCI DSS Audit with a Qualified Security Assessor (QSA)
Provide ongoing PCI DSS Security Controls Management – PCI DSS Compliance Pen Testing, PCI DSS Vulnerability Assessment, PCI DSS Risk Assessment and PCI DSS Log Monitoring
PCI DSS Gap Assessment Executive Summary
PCI DS Gap Assessment Report
Analysis of Controls
PCI DSS Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What is PCI Compliance?
PCI Compliance refers to the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS); a set of 12 requirements that ensures that companies that accept, process, store, or transmit credit card data maintain a secure ecosystem.
When do l need PCI Compliance?
Any entity that stores, process or transmits cardholder data requires PCI DSS compliance.
What is PCI DSS cardholder data (CHD)?
Cardholder data in PCI includes the Cardholder’s Name, Primary Account Number (PAN), Expiration Date and Service Code.
What is Sensitive Authentication Data?
Sensitive Authentication Data in PCI includes Full Track Data, CAV2, CVC2, CVV2, CID, PINs/ PIN Blocks.
What is a PCI DSS SAQ?
Organizations that fall under Level 2- Level 4 must complete an Annual Self-Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ) and quarterly network scanning by an Approved Scanning Vendor (ASV). Lark Security can assist with completing the PCI DSS SAQ.
What is a PCI DSS ROC?
Organizations requiring Level 1 must obtain third party assessment from a PCI DSS Qualified Security Assessor (QSA). The deliverable from the Level 1 assessment will be a Report on Compliance (ROC).
What is PCI DSS AOC?
The deliverable after a PCI DSS Level 1 and PCI SAQ assessment is a PCI DSS Attestation of Compliance (AOC).
How to get PCI DSS Compliance?
A PCI DSS Gap Assessment is the best first step to understanding how your current security controls measure up to the latest PCI DSS compliance requirements. Lark Security can assist with completing the PCI DSS Gap Assessment, Remediation and final Audit.
Is PCI Compliance Required by law?
PCI DSS is not a law or regulation. It is an industry mandate that applies to all entities that accept, process, store, or transmit credit card data.
What are the PCI Internal Vulnerability Scan Requirements?
PCI DSS Level 1 Compliance requires quarterly internal vulnerability scanning and external vulnerability scanning (must be completed by a PCI SSC Approved Scanning Vendor). Lark Security provides PCI DSS vulnerability scanning services.
What are the PCI Compliance Pen Testing Requirements?
PCI DSS Level 1 Compliance requires annual internal penetration testing, external penetration testing. Application penetration testing and segmentation testing. Lark Security provides PCI DSS penetration testing services.
What are the PCI DSS Logging Requirements?
PCI DSS Level 1 Compliance requires daily log monitoring and alerting. Lark Security provides PCI DSS Logging and Monitoring services.
What is PCI DSS Level 1 (Merchants)?
PCI DSS Level 1 applies to merchants processing over 6 million transactions per year. Organizations requiring Level 1 must obtain third party assessment from a PCI DSS Qualified Security Assessor (QSA). The deliverable from the Level 1 assessment will be a Report on Compliance (ROC). Lark Security helps organizations prepare for their Level 1 PCI DSS Audit.
What is PCI DSS PCI DSS Level 2 (Merchants)?
PCI DSS Level 2 applies to merchants processing 1,000,000 to 6,000,000 transactions per year (regardless of what channel). Lark Security helps organizations complete and file their respective SAQs and limit the potential of a data breach.
What is PCI DSS Level 3 (Merchants)?
PCI DSS Level 3 applies to merchants processing 20,000 to 1,000,000 ecommerce transactions per year. Lark Security helps organizations complete and file their respective SAQs and limit the potential of a data breach.
What is PCI DSS Level 4 (Merchants)?
PCI DSS Level 4 applies to merchants processing less than 20,000 ecommerce transactions per year and all other merchants processing up to 1,000,000 transactions per year (regardless of what channel). Lark Security helps organizations complete and file their respective SAQs and limit the potential of a data breach.
What is PCI DSS Level 1 (Service Providers)?
PCI DSS Level 1 applies to service providers that accept, process, store, or transmit more than 300,000 transactions per year.
What is PCI DSS PCI DSS Level 2 (Service Providers)?
PCI DSS Level 2 applies to service providers that accept, process, store, or transmit less than 300,000 transactions per year.
About Lark Security
Lark Security is the leading provider of Cybersecurity Audit Readiness Solutions. The company is dedicated to helping organizations build, improve and manage resilient cybersecurity programs that guard sensitive data, comply with industry regulations and provide competitive advantage. Lark Security is recognized as a trusted and experienced advisor for audit readiness solutions to comply with HITRUST, PCI DSS, SOC 1, SOC 2, SOC 3, HIPAA, CMMC, ISO 27001, NIST and FedRAMP.
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