The big news item of 2015 in the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards world is PCI DSS 3.0. Version 2.0 is history and ended in 2014. Merchants have to now follow the requirements of v3.0 with the goal for continuous compliance rather than compliance at a particular point in time.
PCI DSS 3.0 is rigorous, detailed, with more sub-controls, more evidence to show, and more documentation to record and follow. All this means attention to specifics, preparation, and paperwork before a Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) steps into an organization for an audit.
How does Omega know all this?
Omega just completed a QSA audit. Our service OmegaSecure™ has been certified as PCI DSS 3.0 compliant. Omega is one of only a handful of Managed Security Services Providers whose service has achieved compliance status. To learn more about OmegaSecure, check out our site.
How does OmegaSecure help you? OmegaSecure…
Demonstrates PCI Compliance.
- Weekly summary and detailed reports on the health and compliance of your devices.
- Auditable event and activity logs.
- Online Self-Assessment questionnaires (SAQ) to track PCI Compliance and supporting evidence.
- Support for QSA audits.
Secures Your Retail Systems.
- Blazing-fast secure remote access with two-factors of authentication to any machine with the click of a button.
- ASV-certified quarterly external & internal vulnerability scans to detect network and system vulnerabilities.
- Rapid remediation of vulnerabilities through automated processes.
- Maintain continuous compliance.
Is a single Pane of Glass solution.
- Monitor your entire network across all locations from one central console.
- Compliance dashboard shows you which devices are PCI Compliant and which are not, and why.
- See the important alerts through all the noise of busy systems and networks.
- Spot what Windows patches are missing.
- And more…
Call us at 636-557-7777 for help with your needs be it systems management, data security or PCI compliance. Or, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Important notice from VISA
VISA has announced that non-compliance assessments and fines will begin January 1, 2015 for non-compliant or overdue Level 1 and Level 2 merchants and Service Providers without a remediation plan. For merchants, the assessments will apply to the primary acquirer with the most transactions for the merchant.