Open menu

Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)

PCI DSS is a set of security standards designed by PCI Security Standards Council to ensure that organisations that process payment information do so securely.



What is it?

The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a set of security standards designed by the PCI Security Standards Council to ensure that every company worldwide that accepts, processes, stores or transmits credit card information maintains a secure environment.

Why should I use the PCI-DSS compliance standard?

By showing that you are PCI compliant and ensuring that you have a secure card payment process, you’re helping to maintain trust and continued business between your organization and your customers. By complying with PCI standards, you’ll also reduce the risk of credit card fraud within your organization whilst also maintaining your reputation.

How can Cloud Conformity help?

Cloud Conformity monitors your compliance with PCI-DSS using the related rules shown below, and provides a report for quick, automated assessment.

By combining AWS tags with Cloud Conformity you can ensure that your Cardholder Data Environment (CDE) remains PCI compliant. Simply tag all resources that are in scope for PCI, i.e. your CDE with ‘PCI’ and then filter your view of failures by that tag and the PCI standard. By combining AWS tags with Cloud Conformity you can ensure that your Cardholder Data Environment (CDE) remains PCI compliant.  Simply tag all resources that are in scope for PCI, i.e. your CDE with ‘PCI’ and then filter your view of failures by that tag and the PCI standard.

Additionally, Cloud Conformity can maintain your PCI compliance by providing auto-remediation for nearly 60 rules.

Cloud Conformity is very powerful for maintaining your PCI-DSS compliance. It checks all of your resources 24 hours a day, doesn’t use sampling and you can be immediately notified when a resource becomes non-compliant.

To view the status of your environments against these rules in Cloud Conformity simply:

  • Head to “Browse All Checks”
  • Open "Filter Checks"
  • Select “PCI-DSS
  • Scroll down to see the results

Cloud Conformity checks your infrastructure for PCI DSS compliance with 186 rules currently supported.