PCI DSS - Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard

Demonstrate that your processing of payment card data is secure and complies to the global standard with our PCI DSS assessment. As a Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) we can help you reduce the risk of credit card data breach and reassure your stakeholders.

What is PCI DSS?

The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is the global standard for securing payment card data. It's a set of security controls managed by the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), and developed by a body of experts from the international payment card brands (VISA, MasterCard, JCB, AMEX and Discover) to help prevent credit card data breach.

This data security standard provides a set of requirements to help protect cardholder data, taking into consideration the people, processes and technologies involved in payment card processing systems. It focuses on security management, policies, procedures, system configurations and secure software design.

Who does PCI DSS compliance apply to?

PCI DSS is relevant for all organizations which store, process or transmit payment card data, as well as any businesses that may impact the security of a credit card processing environment, such as hosting companies, software developers and managed service providers. Acquiring banks and international payment card brands may directly request an organization to demonstrate compliance to the standard. That's where we can help, by providing you with an independent validation of compliance to PCI DSS.

Business Benefits of PCI DSS compliance

  • Demonstrate that you're a trusted organization who secures payment card data
  • Protect your organization from unauthorized data use and credit card data breaches
  • Minimize the risk of data loss, and the subsequent costs of restoration
  • Address contractual obligations

Our PCI DSS support

As recognized Qualified Security Assessors, we have the specialist knowledge to lead you through the PCI journey in a way that is efficient to your organization. Our auditors will:

  • Define the scope and recommend efficient and innovative solutions to achieve compliance
  • Conduct a gap analysis and develop prioritised roadmaps to achieve compliance
  • Validate your compliance against PCI DSS and provide the formal Attestation of Compliance (AoC) and Report on Compliance (RoC) documents


Talk to us today to discuss the next steps for your business on 0845 050 1711 or email info@espiongroup.com.