What to Expect When You’re Expecting… a PCI DSS Assessment
- Read through the PCI DSS requirementsThis is a great way to assess where you currently stand and will help your Qualified Service Assessor (QSA) tailor their services to your specific needs.
TIP: Be sure to take notes on anything that doesn’t make sense and/or items you want to address with your QSA.They will be able to walk you through anything that seems unclear.
- If you’ve received a letter from your merchant acquirer about becoming PCI DSS Compliant, don’t fret.Once you sign a contract with a qualified QSA or ASV, they can provide you with a Letter of Engagement which proves to your merchant acquirer that you’re in the process of becoming PCI DSS Compliant.
Typically becoming PCI DSS Compliant takes 6-8 weeks. However this timeline may vary depending on many factors such as, size of the project/number of work stations, how many security measures and policies are already in place, if you been audited before, etc.
The Good News
It’s easier than you think!
If you’re feeling overwhelmed about your upcoming assessment, don’t! We’re here to help. Any questions that you may have or if you feel unprepared to implement security measures, we’re here to walk beside you every step of the way. You’ll be PCI DSS Compliant in no time!
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