Payment Card Industry (PCI) Security Solutions

Meet PCI DSS requirements

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Due to the growing problem of credit card fraud and identity theft, the five major credit card companies (American Express, Discover Financial Services, JCB International, MasterCard Worldwide, and Visa) united to support a new independent body, known as the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), to strengthen security controls among their members.

Together they developed the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), and agreed to incorporate the PCI DSS as the technical requirements for each of their data security compliance programs.

Key Benefits

There are various Foundstone programs that help organizations meet Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)  compliance requirements. Foundstone expertise can help your organization:

  • Find security holes in applications before hackers can exploit the vulnerabilities.
  • Understand the concepts of building secure software.
  • Evaluate the security of critical servers by analyzing the operating system and application-level security issues.
  • Get guidance in building an Incident Response (IR) Program.
  • Assess the security architecture and evaluate the current design structure of various security control mechanisms in place to determine their effectiveness.
  • Identify and test potential points of attack, focusing on areas where a compromise would have the greatest impact and risk to the business.
  • Maintain a solid security posture over time.
  • Evaluate payment processing applications and products to meet the PCI requirements of protecting cardholder data in transmission and at rest.
  • Measure the maturity of your application security efforts and determine next steps.
  • Build a cost-effective information security management organization.
  • Ensure corporate-wide employee security education.
  • Protect wireless networks. Identifying all wireless network access points and pinpointing weaknesses can assess the overall exposure of the company to wireless network attacks.


Foundstone Professional Services offers various programs to help organizations become compliant with Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) requirements, including staff augmentation, PCI quarterly scans, source code review, and application and network assessments. As a Qualified Security Assessor (QSA), Foundstone can help your organization become PCI compliant.

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