PCI DSS training course accelerates the compliance process

28/02/2012

Ely, England, 28 February 2012 – IT Governance Ltd, the PCI and information security experts have reported that attending the PCI Foundation Training Course is essential for anyone involved in their organisation’s PCI DSS-compliance activities. The course provides unique insight that will steer delegates towards a cost-effective compliance process. The next sitting is on 29 March and there are still a few places available which can be booked online here www.itgovernance.co.uk/products/1858.

Every organisation that stores, transmits or processes card holder data must comply with the PCI DSS, which is enforced by the 'acquiring bank' through whom they have their merchant account. If they compare the costs, organisations may be surprised that their bank charges them more for being incompliant, than the amount they would need to pay for becoming PCI DSS-compliant once and for all.

Alan Calder, CEO of IT Governance, says, “If you are not currently PCI compliant, then your bank will be charging you a PCI non-compliance fee that will be in the order of £700 to £1k per year – and will hold you responsible if there is a breach of any sort. So, if you’re not already compliant, it makes sense to get there soon.”

The PCI Foundation Training Course provides comprehensive and practical coverage of all aspects of implementing the PCI DSS. It explains the 12 key requirements of the PCI DSS and their multitude of mandatory sub-requirements, offers insight on how to effectively scope an organisation’s cardholder data environment, and identifies areas which should be addressed as a matter of urgency.

One delegate said, “The Course was very good and gave a good overall overview of PCI DSS and tips on the approach to implementing.”

The PCI Foundation Training Course will enable delegates to:

  • Understand the PCI DSS scheme and its objectives.
  • Interpret the PCI DSS requirements for their own organisation.
  • Plan their compliance strategy and segment any resulting actions into manageable phases, with achievable goals.
  • Initiate a suitable knowledge transfer to members of their PCI DSS project team to ensure a consistent approach to meeting the requirements.
  • Identify areas which should be addressed as a matter of urgency, taking into consideration the resulting effects on revenue and on the bottom line.

Organisations can book delegates onto this course online here www.itgovernance.co.uk/products/1858. Course places can also be booked directly with the friendly, helpful IT Governance service centre team on telephone number +44 (0)845 070 1750. Larger organisations can make bookings or purchases with a purchase order, either by telephone or by e-mail, to servicecentre@itgovernance.co.uk. We also welcome overseas delegates on all our courses and can provide guidance on travel and hotel arrangements.

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