Compliance Benefits Begin with a Well-Designed Plan
A comprehensive, company-wide policy that addresses information security for all personnel is an integral part of PCI-DSS Compliance. An effective Policy and Procedure document ensures that every member of your organization has the necessary information and practices for maintaining year-round compliance.
WHY IS POLICY AND PROCEDURE DEVELOPMENT IMPORTANT?
Many companies find it fairly easy to achieve one-time PCI-DSS compliance, but once the audit is over, they often struggle to stick to industry-best practices, leaving their information vulnerable to loss and theft.
Maintaining compliance continually—and not just after an audit— requires a written set of standardized policies and procedures that your personnel can rely on every day. These standards must be up to date, accurate, and specific enough to ensure that they can be followed in your daily operations.
CAN I DO IT MYSELF?
A comprehensive Policy and Procedure document is one of the most important components of PCI-DSS compliance. Many organizations try to cut corners by creating one on their own, without the necessary knowledge and expertise—often resulting in disastrous omissions or unclear language that hinders compliance.
At MegaplanIT, we know this can be a challenging and costly part of maintaining PCI-DSS compliance, which is why we include Information Security Policy and Procedure Assistance in our bundled services at no extra charge.
Our expert QSAs will partner with your IT staff to create a customized Policy and Procedure document. This blending of technical knowledge and expertise with insight on your unique environment allows for the creation of a tailor-made protocol that integrates seamlessly with your organization’s existing procedures and operating system to effectively address each aspect of your information security needs.