The SecureState Continual Compliance program partners your organization with a dedicated PCI QSA to answer questions specific to your cardholder environment, confirm validations and configurations meet the intent of the PCI DSS requirements, proactively manage change, and assist in keeping your compliance program on track with the completion of time-sensitive activities. Additionally, your partner QSA will guide your organization through changes to the PCI DSS, and keep your team advised of industry trends, ensuring that your established PCI Compliance program is always optimized and unquestionably ready for the annual PCI Assessment.
As a retainer advisory service, a SecureState PCI QSA backed by our accolade winning PCI team, will be dedicated as your organization’s primary point of contact for all questions and concerns that your organization may have. While advising on specific questions, the QSA’s goal is guiding the organization in a continual improvement cycle to create a more proactive security culture and ensure that the organization is prepared for their annual RoC. We start by sitting down with the organizational owner of PCI compliance to define milestones and establish a timeline of for the requirements vital to ongoing improvement in PCI compliance. Quarterly and ad-hoc calls facilitate this and the other discussions necessary to provide the expert level guidance on the compliance program such as changes to the threat environment, the PCI DSS, and needed upgrades to the CDE infrastructure. By the sixth month, an organization will be fully aware of whether or not they are on track or need to reschedule their PCI Assessment. By the end of the first year, the organization will have established a continual, business as usual, approach to PCI DSS compliance management as well be 100% prepared for their next PCI DSS assessment.