PCI Compliance


Payment card industry compliance (PCI)  brings concern to the technical and operational standards that businesses adhere by to secure and shelter credit card data provided by cardholders and con through card processing transactions.

Why It's Important

PCI compliance is mandatory. There is no option to disregard it or even partially complete it. Any payment utilizing a credit card, will be dealing with data that is governed by these PCI standards and regulations.

There are 12 main requirements in six overarching goals for PCI DSS compliance.


According to the PCI SSC, a vendor must complete the following tasks as part of its PCI compliance checklist: 

Goal 1. Build and maintain a secure network.


1. Install and maintain a firewall configuration to protect card holder data (CHD).
2. Not use vendor-supplied defaults for system passwords and other security parameters.


Goal 2: Protect cardholder data.

3. Protect stored cardholder data.
4. Encrypt transmission of cardholder data across open, public networks.


Goal 3: Maintain a vulnerability management program.


5. Use and regularly update antivirus software.
6. Develop and maintain secure systems and applications.

Goal 4: Implement strong access control measures.


7. Restrict access to cardholder data by business need-to-know.
8. Assign a unique ID to each person with computer access.
9. Restrict physical access to cardholder data.


Goal 5: Regularly monitor and test networks.


10. Track and monitor all access to network resources and cardholder data.
11. Regularly test security systems and processes.


Goal 6: Maintain an information security policy.


12. Maintain a policy that addresses information security

What We Offer

Digital Warfare can assist in all areas of PCI Compliance including:

  • Readiness Assessments

  • "Pain Free" Audit Management

  • PCI Compliance Program Management

  • PCI Penetration Testing

  • PCI Risk Assessments