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Tools to Assist with PCI Assessments

First-time compliance assessments

Merchants undergoing their initial PCI DSS assessment can avail themselves of a variety of tools and resources offered by the PCI Council to offer guidance and support.

PCI Prioritized Approach Tool

The PCI Prioritized Approach Tool offers six security milestones designed to gradually safeguard against the most critical risk factors and growing threats as you progress towards achieving PCI DSS compliance. It furnishes you with:

  • A strategy to tackle its risks based on their priority
  • A practical strategy enabling swift achievements
  • Assistance in financial and operational planning
  • Encouragement of clear and measurable progress markers
  • Assistance in maintaining consistency among Qualified Security Assessors

You may find the PCI Prioritized Approach Tool in the PCI SSC Document Library

PCI SSC small merchants resources

Various resources for small merchants are accessible to provide education regarding the significance and relevance of PCI compliance. These resources serve as an initial step towards becoming acquainted with and adhering to the PCI DSS requirements:

Learn more about Why Security Matters

Access the PCI SSC Small Merchant website

Additional PCI SSC resources

Regardless of whether this is your initial or subsequent endeavor to comply with PCI DSS standards, you have the opportunity to access a range of tools and resources on the PCI SSC website that aid organizations in their journey towards achieving compliance. PCI SSC website

  • Verified security firms, offerings, and items
  • PCI DSS criteria and Security Assessment Protocols
  • Self-Assessment Survey
  • Guiding through the PCI DSS framework
  • Quick Guide to PCI DSS

The PCI SSC also provides an array of supplementary information and instructional materials within its Document Repository.

  • Minimizing Skimming Risks: Optimal Approaches for Merchants
  • Demystifying Code Reviews and Application Firewalls
  • Simplifying Application Reviews and Web Application Firewalls
  • Penetration Testing
  • Guidelines for Wireless Network Security
  • Initial Path for Point-to-Point Encryption Technology and PCI DSS Compliance

You can download these tools in the  PCI SSC Document Library

Contact our Data Security team

To report a data compromise or cardholder breach, call  1-800-347-3083. Or contact us for any compliance-related questions.

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