PCI DSS staff awareness training key requirement for compliance with the PCI DSS Standard


Ely, England, 30 July 2012 – IT Governance Ltd, the PCI and information security experts, have reported that organisations required to comply with the PCI DSS standard, are increasingly deploying PCI DSS Staff Awareness e-learning to meet requirement 12.6 of the standard.

The above requirement states that organisations have to implement a formal security awareness programme to make all employees aware of the importance of cardholder data security.

Alan Calder, CEO of IT Governance says, ‘Organisations pursuing PCI DSS compliance have to keep evidence that they have conducted formal staff awareness training. Our PCI DSS Staff Awareness eLearning course is ideally suited to deliver the hard evidence these organisations need.’

Calder continues, ‘The course is suitable for both SMEs and large organisations that can make considerable savings by buying multi-user licenses. The organisation’s own corporate e-learning management portal automatically retains records of which staffs have completed the course. They can easily monitor their compliance status and see hard evidence of each employee’s level of understanding.’

John MacKenzie, IT Manager at Coulomb Technologies, Inc., said about the PCI DSS Staff Awareness eLearning course.

‘The content of the training provided was excellent, I thought. It was a good mix of the basics, for those new to the idea, and specifics for those who were a little more advanced. The website itself was very responsive and pages loaded quickly.’

The PCI DSS Staff Awareness eLearning enables organisations to impart basic, and yet fundamental, training on the PCI requirements. Failure to comply with these requirements may result in heavy fines, restrictions or even permanent expulsion from payment card acceptance programmes.

Customers can find more about the PCI DSS Staff Awareness eLearning course online, from www.itgovernance.co.uk/products/1821. Call 0845 070 1750 or email servicecentre@itgovernance.co.uk to ask for a tailored quote for multi-user licenses.

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