PCI DSS Compliance Services in UK2023-03-01T09:46:23+00:00

PCI DSS Compliance Services in UK

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What is PCI DSS?

The Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard (DSS) denotes a set of technical and organizational requirements developed to assure all companies that process, hold, or transmit cardholder information stay compliant and maintain a secure payment environment. In the Payment Card Industry (PCI), every Merchant and Service Provider will require to protect their customer’s cardholder data. PCI DSS QSA companies are authorized to validate the compliance of merchants & service providers.

ValueMentor PCI DSS Certification program in the UK helps customers achieve PCI DSS Compliance and payment security!


Our PCI DSS Compliance Services focus on examining technical and operational components of a system that fetches cardholder data and ensures that it meets PCI DSS compliance standards. All organizations handling credit card payments require annual PCI DSS Audits for their security controls and processes. Enable multiple layers of security in the Payment Card Industry (PCI) through our simplifiedPCI DSS Compliance Servicesin the UK.

PCI DSS Certification Program

PCI DSS Certification Program

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Define PCI Certification Scope

The initial phase of a PCI DSS QSA engagement is to define the scope of PCI certification/attestation.

PCI Project Initiation

  • Project Initiation
  • Understand the organization
  • Identify critical business services
  • Identify information infrastructure

CDE Systems & Networks for PCI DSS Compliance

  • Identification of the PCI in-scope Systems
  • Determining the Networks that comes under CDE

Cardholder Data Flow

  • Determine the systems which store, process or transmit cardholder data
  • Identify and validate the cardholder dataflow

Network segmentation review

  • Review the network segmentation controls used to segment the PCI cardholder network from the corporate network.

PCI Gap Analysis / Initial PCI Audit

The second phase of the PCI DSS Compliance Services is to identify the gaps in control implementation. A PCI QSA reviews the control implementation using the PCI ROC testing procedures.

PCI Awareness for Stakeholders

  • PCI awareness and the audit process get communicated to the project stakeholders prior to the PCI Gap Assessment.

Review of PCI Documentation

  • Review the PCI policies and procedures to identify potential gaps associated with PCI documentation requirements.

Review of CDE Systems for PCI DSS Compliance

  • Review the PCI Controls implementation on the PCI CDE systems, including servers, desktops, applications & network devices

PCI Gap Assessment Reports

  • PCI Gap Assessment Report
  • PCI Remediation tracker
  • General PCI Advisory on PCI gap closures

PCI Consulting / Remediation Support

Our PCI Customer Success team works with the customers in providing specific advisory support during the PCI remediation phase. Our PCI Compliance Services has helped companies in Banking, Insurance, eCommerce, Payment Gateway, Travel companies, Fintech, and National and regional payment switches achieve the most required PCI DSS UK Certification.

PCI Policies and Procedures

  • Review existing policies
  • Recommend new PCI policies
  • Recommend new PCI procedures

Control Implementation Reviews

  • Review of the controls implemented
  • PCI Consultancy on new controls
  • PCI segmentation implementation reviews

Facilitate PCI Services

  • PCI Risk Assessment
  • Track PCI implementation progress
  • Periodic updates to the project team
  • PCI Security Awareness training

PCI Penetration Tests & ASV Scans


On successful PCI gap closures, customers can engage ValueMentor PCI QSA auditors for final PCI QSA Audit.

PCI Scope Validation

PCI QSA will revalidate the final scope (PCI CDE), identify the changes from the original scope reviewed.

PCI QSA Onsite Audit

Perform the testing procedures as defined in the ROC template provided by PCI Council on the scoped PCI environment

PCI Report on Compliance (RoC)

  • Collect and archive the evidences
  • Document the findings as per the ROC
  • Validation of the ROC by a QA QSA
  • Release the ROC for customer review

PCI Certification / Attestation

  • Prepare the Attestion of Compliance (AOC) based on client confirmation of ROC
  • Attestation of Compliance by parties
  • Successfully complete the PCI project.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

1. How do I know if PCI DSS applies to my business?2023-02-28T06:16:52+00:00

PCI DSS covers all organizations involved in payment card processing, including merchants, acquirers, issuers & service providers. Compliance requirements can vary depending on the number of transactions your business involves annually. Hence, knowing your classification level and responsibilities will help you prepare for a PCI compliance audit.

2. If my business has multiple locations, does each one has to be PCI DSS compliant?2023-02-28T06:17:27+00:00

Referring to the summary of PCI FAQs from PCIComplianceGuide.org., your business needs PCI DSS validation annually once for all locations if they handle payment card data under the same Tax ID. Also, each location would need to pass network scans by a PCI SSC Approved Scanning Vendor (ASV) quarterly.

3. Do I require a readiness assessment before the PCI DSS Audit?2023-02-28T06:18:03+00:00

You don’t need a readiness assessment but performing the same will help you improve security and achieve PCI DSS compliance by confirming effectual compliance to the standard requirements. PCI DSS assessment lets organizations identify and fix security gaps that might prevent them from successfully completing the audit. As a result, readiness assessment is considered a vital exercise before engaging in PCI DSS Audit.

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