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The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) requires organizations that store, process, or transmit payment card data to protect cardholder data (CHD) by complying to PCI DSS regulations.

Intersec offers our clients on-going PCI consulting services. From Subject Matter Experts (SME) for logging, encryption, or tokenization to working with PCI gaps, we offer the best service in the industry. Many of our customers utilize PCI consulting services annually or semi-annually to meet their deadlines or objectives and to avoid unnecessary fines for non-compliance.

If a problem is uncovered, Intersec provides the solutions.  All too often, cybersecurity firms will help you identify risk but aren’t able to implement the remedies you need.  At Intersec, we are one of the few PCI consulting firms who are also highly experienced in incident response deployment and customized remediation services.

4 Steps to PCI Compliance:

The steps required to become PCI compliant can seem complex and daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. You can become and stay PCI compliant in 4 steps:

1. GAP analysis – Identify needs and deficiencies.
2. Remediation – Address deficiencies.

3. PCI Assessment (Audit) – Pass/fail audit – required annually.
4. Compliance Monitoring – The only way to remain secure.

Step 1: PCI GAP Analysis

The PCI Gap Analysis provides a complete assessment of your organization’s readiness for your annual PCI Onsite Audit. During the GAP Analysis, Intersec will do a thorough review of your PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards) compliance preparedness, and identify the steps needed to achieve full PCI compliance.

During the GAP Analysis, Intersec assessors will discover, analyze, and report on all system areas that pertain to PCI compliance. We then provide a comprehensive set of deliverables that verifies the current status of PCI requirements. Additionally, we define specific control objectives and provide a clear overview of the project. We don’t stop there. We stand by you throughout the process, addressing your every need and concern, while making sure the process goes smoother than you ever thought possible.

PCI Gap Analysis Benefits:

  • Experienced professionals complete both remediation and assessment services.
  • Preparation for annual on-site audit.
  • A detailed roadmap of remediation steps for achieving compliance.
  • Access to comprehensive PCI compliance expertise without the added expense of finding, hiring, and retaining permanent compliance staff.
  • Holistic, vendor-neutral approach. Intersec’s relationships with over 70 industry-leading security vendors’ products and services help Intersec professionals design the best solution for our clients.

Step 2: Remediation

Intersec’s PCI Remediation services are unique in the industry. Offering the highest level of expertise and experience, we have led countless clients successfully through the compliance process. Having dealt with a multitude of diverse and complex compliance situations, Intersec is able to leverage our experience into a unique and streamlined process that ensures your compliance issues are remediated in record time with maximum simplicity.

With this level of expertise, you can be confident that we are the right choice for all your PCI remediation needs.

Step 3: PCI Data Security Assessment – Your Annual Audit

The Security Assessment (often called a Security Audit or PCI Audit) is a required procedure that must be performed by an independent QSA. Intersec is one of the leading independent QSAs, and we provide you with the most informative and efficient audit process possible. Your bank or your card brand will notify you in the event this audit is required for you.

The Security Assessment process is very similar to the Gap Analysis. When the audit is complete, the QSA will produce the final report. At the direction of the client, the QSA will submit the final report to the acquiring bank or card brand as well as the PCI Security Standards Council.

As with all phases of the process, we want to be your partner. As the industry leaders in experience and expertise, let us meet your compliance needs.

Step 4: Compliance Monitoring – The Only Way to Stay Secure

While getting into compliance is ideal, staying compliant is just good business. Just like your security, a reactive policy is often the one that results in the most damage and highest costs. Falling out of compliance can be as bad as being breached – your business could be shut down at its lifeline.

But it doesn’t have to be that way.

Intersec offers affordable solutions to ensure you are both proactively secure and compliant via our Compliance Monitoring (CM) Program. Through the CM program, we provide you with the methodology, experience, and tools to be successful in achieving your every compliance monitoring need. All at a price point that doesn’t break the bank.


If you’re facing challenging compliance regulations or you’re concerned about a data breach, contact us with the information below or fill out the form on this page.

A forensics or compliance expert will get back to you as soon as possible.

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