PCI Compliance UK Services

The Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standards (DSS) consists of 6 goals, 12 requirements and 286 controls that must be implemented by any business that processes, stores or transmits credit or debit cardholder data. The requirement for PCI DSS compliance is stated in your agreement with the bank that issues you a merchant identification. Your business is required to certify compliance to your bank, and upon achieving it, annually thereafter.

However, compliance is not easy. Every business will struggle with their journey to PCI compliance. Many businesses miscalculate the amount of time and resources it takes to become compliant and rarely prioritise their efforts to ensure progress. Businesses are quick to tick off the ‘easy’ things first, whilst neglecting to implement the all-important processes and procedures to ensure the controls remain in place and produce the evidence required for compliance. They find themselves lost after months of hard work and no closer to their compliance destination.

If this sounds like your business, get in touch with our team. Risk Crew can help your organisation cost-effectively implement the data security standards and provide clear evidence of payment card industry data compliance.

PCI Compliance Deliverables

To help you on your road to compliance Risk Crew PCI Security Consultants can help with the following services.

✓PCI Compliance Project Management

✓PCI CDE Mapping

✓PCI CDE Downsizing Consulting

✓PCI Cardholder Data Discovery Scanning

✓PCI DSS Gap Analysis

✓PCI Point of Sale (PoS) Device Security Hardening

✓PCI Pre-Auditing

✓PCI Self-Assessment (SAQ) Completion

Don’t see what you are looking for? We can assist you with virtually any PCI requirement you may have, simply get in touch with our team for more information. Each service is scoped to meet your exact PCI requirement as cost-effectively as possible.

Why Choose Risk Crew for PCI Compliance in the UK?

Risk Crew are industry leaders in the design implementation and oversight of PCI DSS compliance programmes for a range of organisation and business types.

Our skilled and experienced consultants implement industry-proven PCI compliance tools and methodologies to enable you to efficiently meet this critical regulation in a cost-effective manner.

We don’t just offer PCI compliance, we offer a range of governance, risk, and compliance consulting services, which you can find here.

When you choose Risk Crew, you’re electing to work with qualified and experienced PCI experts.

Get in touch for more information on how Risk Crew can help with your PCI compliance project or to request a bespoke quote.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is PCI Compliance?

The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a standard designed for all companies that process card information to meet, to ensure data is securely protected. If you are PCI compliant, it means you have met the standard and are approved by the PCI Security Standards Council.

What Does PCI Stand For?

The term ‘PCI’ stands for the Payment Card Industry (PCI). PCI is often used in conjunction with DSS, which stands for Data Security Standards.

Is PCI DSS compliance mandatory in the United Kingdom?

Yes, it is mandatory in the UK. PCI DSS compliance is global regulation that applies to any organisation that processes, stores or transmits cardholder data regardless of location.

How Do You Get PCI Compliance?

The first step to becoming PCI compliant is by ensuring that your internal business processes and procedures follow the guidelines set out by the Security Standards. You may want to hire a consultant to ensure you are meeting guidelines in a cost-efficient manner, and to ensure nothing gets missed.

Next, your organisation will need to apply for the PCI by completing a self-assessment questionnaire (sometimes referred to as the SAQ). Certain organisations will require the submission of evidence that they passed a vulnerability scan from an approved vendor. Finally, organisations will also need to complete and submit an Attestation of Compliance.

How long does PCI compliance take?

Because compliance can look slightly different depending on your organisation and how much work you may need to do to become compliant, costs can vary between businesses. If you hire a compliance consultant, like Risk Crew, costs can significantly improve the efficiency in which we get things done, and we can help to point your efforts in the right direction.

What happens if you are not PCI compliant?

If your business is not compliant to the PCI DSS it may be subject to penalties or fines specifically in the event of a breach. Consequences of non-compliance should be stated in the service level agreement (SLA) with your Merchant Bank.