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PCI DSS Compliance Services in USA

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What is PCI DSS?

PCI Data Security Standard (DSS) is the baseline standard that helps enterprises achieve cardholder data security. The standard requires all merchants and service providers in the payment card industry to protect the cardholder data of their customers. Here,PCI DSS QSA companies help them validate their effective compliance. ValueMentor PCI SSC certified assessors in the US help enable multiple layers of security in the Payment Card Industry through PCI DSS Compliance services.

Achieve PCI Certification in the US by facilitating our end-to-end PCI DSS Compliance services for merchants and service providers in the Payment Card Industry.

Our PCI DSS Compliance Services help examine the 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 an annual PCI Audit for their security controls and processes. QSA Certification and Audit process cover areas of data security such as encryption, authentication, data retention, physical security, and data protection. Organizations falling short of achieving the PCI DSS Certification could be liable for fines and penalties.

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. This is an integral part of PCI DSS Compliance Services.

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 come 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 Certification project is to identify the gaps in control implementation. A PCI DSS QSA reviews the control implementation using the PCI ROC testing procedures.

PCI Awareness for Stakeholders

  • PCI awareness and the information on the audit process are well-communicated to the project stakeholders prior to the PCI Gap Assessment.

Review of PCI Documentation

  • PCI policies and procedures get reviewed 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 DSS Gap Assessment Report
  • PCI Remediation tracker
  • General PCI Advisory on PCI gap closures

PCI Consulting / Remediation Support

Our PCI Customer Success team works closely with the customers in providing specific advisory support during the PCI DSS compliance and remediation phase. Our PCI Consultants have experience helping companies in Banking, Insurance, Payment Gateway, E-Commerce, Fintech, Travel Companies, and National and Regional Payment Switches to achieve PCI DSS compliance.

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

  • External ASV Scans & Pen testing
  • PCI Internal VAPT
  • Application PT & Source code reviews
  • PCI Segmentation tests


Upon successful PCI gap closures, customers can engage ValueMentor PCI QSA Auditors for the final PCI QSA Audit.

PCI Scope Validation

PCI QSA will revalidate the final scope (PCI CDE) and evaluates the changes from the initial one.

PCI QSA Onsite Audit

The PCI QSA will 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 evidence
  • 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 Attestation of Compliance (AOC) based on client confirmation of ROC
  • Attestation of Compliance by both parties
  • Successfully concludes the PCI project.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

1. What are the PCI compliance levels?2022-10-28T05:17:08+00:00

There are 4-merchant levels based on Visa transaction volume over a 12-month period. Transaction volume is computed based on the aggregate number of Visa transactions (including credit, debit and prepaid) p a merchant.
Merchant levels as specified by Visa: –
• Any merchant processing over 6M Visa transactions per year, regardless of acceptance channels, falls under Level 1.
• Any merchant processing 1M to 6M Visa transactions per year, regardless of acceptance channel, falls under Level 2.
• Any merchant processing 20,000 to 1M Visa e-commerce transactions per year, regardless of acceptance channel, falls under Level 3.
• Any merchant processing under 20,000 Visa e-commerce transactions per year, regardless of acceptance channel, falls under Level 4.

2. Do organizations using third-party processors require PCI DSS compliance?2022-10-28T05:16:46+00:00

Yes. Using third-party processors does not exclude the organization from PCI DSS compliance. It might reduce their risk exposure and lower the effort to validate compliance. However, it does not mean organizations can skip the PCI DSS.

3. If my business has multiple locations, does each location required to validate PCI compliance?2022-10-28T05:16:24+00:00

If your business locations function under the same Tax ID, then you must validate once annually for all locations. Also, submit quarterly passing network scans by a PCI SSC Approved Scanning Vendor (ASV) separately for all locations, if applicable.

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