7 Essential Resources on PCI Security

7 essential resources on PCI compliance

Did you know that 80% of organizations are not compliant with PCI DSS requirements? That means, if you’re reading this, there’s a pretty good chance your company needs to make adjustments in order to ensure a fully compliant payment processing infrastructure.

PCI compliance doesn’t happen overnight, and maintaining compliance year after year can be even more difficult. In fact, only 29% of companies surveyed were in compliance a year after validation. With these statistics in mind, we’ve compiled a collection of the best PCI security and compliance resources.

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pci compliance guide1. PCI Quick Reference Guide [PDF]

This PDF guide provides a comprehensive overview of PCI requirements, necessary security controls and processes, instructions on how to comply with PCI DSS and a list of trusted resources. Published by the PCI Security Standards Council, it’s authoritative and comprehensive.

Why we love it:
For anyone just beginning their research on PCI DSS, this guide is a great place to start. Keep in mind, the PCI Security Standards Council typically releases a new guide when the next version of requirements is confirmed. Check their website for the most up-to-date version.

 

hacking point of sale2. Hacking Point of Sale: Payment Application Secrets, Threats, and Solutions [Book]

This book is a must-have guide for anyone responsible for securing credit and debit card transactions, and offers an inside look at how these systems can be hacked. To beat the enemy, you must know the enemy.

Why we love it:
In the last few years POS hacks have become more prevalent (Wendy’s, Cici’s Pizza and Eddie Bauer, for example). With a reader rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars, this book provides real and actionable solutions on how to achieve better security at the point of sale.

 

 

the hacker playbook3. The Hacker Playbook 2: Practical Guide To Penetration Testing [Book]

This resource goes above and beyond PCI compliance to teach security professionals how to protect against hacking through the game of penetration hacking. Described by readers as a “no-fluff” “ultimate playbook”, this top-rated book made our list of recommended PCI security resources for good reason.

Why we love it:
This step-by-step guide is top-rated, and takes a unique approach to preventative security, helping readers to better understand all the ways their infrastructure could be compromised.

 

 

 

 

pci validation requirements4. Validation Requirements [Infographic]

Are you a visual learner? Then this infographic is a great place to start when looking to understand PCI validation requirements.

Why we love it:
The chart is straight-forward, allowing anyone to quickly understand which validation requirements their organization falls under.

 

 

 

reduce pci scope5. Reduce PCI Scope [SlideShare]

Most PCI compliant businesses are looking to minimize the cost and effort that comes with PCI compliance. Fortunately, there are a few key ways at reducing the scope of PCI, and this helpful SlideShare explains them.

Why we love it:
Reducing PCI scope is a very important aspect of PCI compliance, and can greatly help to reduce the costs dedicated to maintaining compliance. Beginning on slide 23, this SlideShare offers some great ways to reduce PCI overhead.

 

 

 

 

pci compliance made easy6. PCI Compliance Made Easy [Video]

In this 3 minute video, a small business owner explains how PCI compliance affects him, his customers, and his business. He also explains the important risks of non-compliance.

Why we love it:
PCI DSS compliance applies to so many types of businesses, and the importance of these regulations can easily be missed by small business owners focusing on day-to-day operations. This video takes a personable, engaging approach to PCI compliance.

 

 

how to give your pci compliance program a tune up7. Acquirers: How to Give Your PCI Compliance Program a Tune Up [Infographic]

If you’re confident that your organization is already meeting PCI compliance, this infographic is for you. Learn four ways you can give your PCI compliance program a tune-up, to ensure on-going compliance in years to come.

Why we love it:
In a sea of resources on “what is PCI” and the basics to becoming compliant, this infographic speaks to those organizations that have moved past that stage in their compliance.GoAnywhere PCI DSS Guide

 

 

Want more PCI compliance resources? Check out our new guide on how GoAnywhere Managed File Transfer helps to make PCI compliance easy. 

 

 

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