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PCI: DSS Compliance Advice

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Providing expert validation of compliance scope

SES can validate your organisation's compliance scope and confirm which parts of your business are required to be compliant with PCI: DSS. We can assess potential scope reduction and advise which Self Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ) is most suited to your requirements.

From those just beginning their PCI: DSS compliance journey to organisations introducing a new payment method or function to their business. Our consultants can provide expert advice on the practices, processes and procedures that are required for compliance. We can also advise on the compliance of technical infrastructure which makes up the cardholder data environment.

Benefits of PCI: DSS Compliance

Expert guidance when beginning your journey

SES’s PCI: DSS compliance advice service offers a cost-effective method to ensure you are implementing best practices. It is suited to all stages of your compliance journey from those just beginning to businesses looking for one-off advice or requiring on-demand assistance.

Remain compliant

Our PCI: DSS Compliance service can also be used by organisations to ensure their Cardholder Data Environment (CDE) scope is kept to a minimum to reduce risk and remain compliant.

Educate your employees

SES can provide your business with up to date training and awareness to ensure your staff are aware of what PCI: DSS is and best practice for ensuring your organisation remains compliant with the human element of PCI: DSS.

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Our expertise. Your questions answered

What’s the easiest thing to implement in my office?

There are many controls every organisation should put in place to ensure good defence against cyber threats - from the basics like using anti-virus, email filters and firewalls, to more in-depth activities, like Penetration Testing and Phishing Assessments. One of the basic controls you can implement easily in both your professional and personal lives is good password hygiene. In some cases, your password is often the only thing keeping cyber criminals away from your sensitive information; length is the primary factor when creating a strong password—the longer it is, the more guesses will be needed by hackers to get it right.

Am I investing my Cyber Security budget correctly?

You could take a blanket approach and cover every possibility, but that’s an expensive strategy and your Finance Manager or CFO probably wouldn’t be happy to spend money unnecessarily. Every business faces different threats, so what the organisation in the next office needs to defend against isn’t necessarily what you need to invest in. It’s important to get an understanding of your threat profile and align that with the risks you’re willing to take (or not take). From there, you can decide what you should be investing in.

How do I educate my team to handle cyber threats?

The cyber threat is ever-changing and even with the best technical defences in place, the end-users (i.e. humans) are usually the weakest link. That is not to say that cyber security should only be non-technical, but it is important to have the right balance. Knowing where to start for cyber security generally can be difficult and working out what your team needs to know is a bit overwhelming. Like knowing where to invest your budget, how you train your team also starts with understanding your specific threats.

What do I do when something goes wrong?

Frustratingly, you’ve put in place all these useful security controls, but with the threats changing so often, keeping up can be hard. Therefore, it’s important to have the mindset that, it’s not about if you get breached, it’s about when you get breached and then how you handle it. Having a plan in place will ensure the consequences of a breach don’t undo of all your hard work in developing your organisation and building your reputation. 

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