5 ways to avoid a negative PCI audit experience

  • Team Omega
  • March 22, 2013

‘Compliance Auditing’ is a worrisome exercise and a valid fear for several reasons.

  1. Dollars involved
  2. Discovery of the many gaps that you may not even be aware existed
  3. Remediation process which by itself could be a journey
  4. Time away from normal work routines as it could require dedicated staff to provide answers to an auditor’s questions
  5. Interference with running your business

However, a QSA’s goal is to help keep your business running smoothly and make sure your network environment is protected from a possible breach ever happening. They need yours, the retailers’ help as well for the auditing to be successful.

If you are a retail merchant processing over 1 million Master Card or VISA transactions annually, read about what you are required to do to get a Report on Compliance.

And, how can you become proactive and avoid a bad audit experience?