Achieving PCI Compliance With Dell SecureWorks' Security ServicesSource: Dell Inc.
In October 2010, the Payment Card Industry (PCI) issued the new Data Security Standard (DSS) version 2.0. The PCI DSS v2.0 outlines security requirements to protect payment account data. All companies who process, transmit or store cardholder data must implement these controls to avoid fines and/or penalties levied by the card brands (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and CB International).
In addition to meeting the security requirements of the PCI DSS v2.0, merchants and service providers must also validate their compliance. All merchants and service providers with externally-facing IP addresses must undergo Quarterly Network Scanning performed by an Approved Scanning Vendor (ASV). Level 1 merchants (which process more than 6 million transactions per year) and Level 1 service providers (more than 300,000 transactions per year) must also undergo an Annual On-Site Data Security Assessment performed by a Qualified Security Assessor, or Internal Audit if signed by an officer of the company. Merchants and service providers, levels 2-4, must complete the appropriate PCI Self-Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ). Once completed, validation results must be submitted to your acquiring bank.
Dell SecureWorks is a PCI Qualified Security Assessor (QSA), Approved Scanning Vendor (ASV) and one of the leading providers of Security Services, with thousands of customers around the world. We offer a full breadth of services that will help your organization comply with the PCI DSS. Our services provide the effective controls necessary to protect cardholder information and demonstrate provable compliance with the PCI DSS v2.0.