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PCI: DSS Gap Analysis

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Provide an overview of your organisations overall compliance status

By ensuring your compliance with PCI: DSS, you can ensure you’re adopting best practice whilst demonstrating your commitment to protecting your customer's sensitive data. 

PCI: DSS Gap Analysis from SES is a cost-effective method of evaluating your organisation's security controls. Our consultants will review your existing policies, processes and controls relevant to your Cardholder Data Environment (CDE) to provide an assessment of your current level of compliance.

This service will fully explore your existing CDE. Confirming your organisation's strengths, highlighting any weaknesses and identifying improvements for reducing the risk of cardholder data loss, theft or misuse, along with the financial, legal and reputational damages which could occur as a result.

Benefits of PCI: DSS Gap Analysis

A PCI: DSS Gap Analysis will provide your organisation with a clear indication of your CDE, enabling you to gain a comprehensive understanding of how confidential data is stored, managed and used within your environment.

This assessment allows your business to benefit from the support of our dedicated team as we work in partnership with you to meet the requirements of the PCI: DSS standard.

SES always recommend that organisations perform regular assessments to ensure that they continue to maintain compliance.

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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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