PCI DSS and ISO 27001: A powerful combination for secure IT operation

IT security is an increasingly important aspect of businesses in all industries, and there are many different standards and guidelines that can help protect a company’s data and systems. One of the most well-known standards is the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), which is a set of requirements designed to protect card payment data. Another important standard is ISO 27001, which is an international standard for information security.

The benefits of combining these two standards are many. First, PCI DSS provides clear and specific requirements for how data should be handled and protected, while ISO 27001 provides a more overarching framework for managing information security within an organization. By combining these two standards, a company can ensure that all relevant aspects of IT operation, including the handling of private data, are covered by competent and well-developed policies, processes, and procedures.

Another benefit of combining these standards is that it makes it easier to comply with the requirements of both standards. For example, PCI DSS requires that a company have procedures in place for managing security incidents, and there is a corresponding requirement in ISO 27001. By already having these procedures in place, a company can more easily comply with the requirements of both standards.

ISO 27001 also provides a framework for a holistic risk management process, identifying, assessing, treating, and monitoring risks. This further reinforces PCI DSS requirement for companies to be aware of and manage risks that can affect sensitive data.

Evidence collection is also an important aspect of both standards and by combining these standards, companies can collect and monitor the relevant evidence in a more effective way, and to compile these in regular reports for management and governance functions.

In summary, combining PCI DSS and ISO 27001 gives companies a complete framework for protecting data and overall IT security.

At Complior, we focus on maintaining a high standard for security in our daily IT operations. To achieve this, we have chosen to base our business on both ISO 27001 and PCI DSS, which has created a robust model for protecting our servers and IT infrastructure.

We take security seriously and our team conducts daily reviews of our security logs, we also work with regular reporting and evidence collection to monitor and document our security performance.

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