Payment Card Industry Services
Kroll offers a wide range of services for both merchants and payment processors, from audits to incident management services, to pragmatic approaches for strengthening your cyber defenses.Contact Us
Kroll’s Cyber Security experts understand your challenges as an organization processing payment card transactions. First and foremost, you need to protect your customers’ payment data as prescribed by the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (SSC), in particular its Data Security Standard (DSS). At the same time, you must protect the integrity of your own data networks and cardholder data while delivering a positive customer experience that combines strict security protocols with payment convenience.
Kroll has the proven strategies to help. We offer a wide range of services for both merchants and payment processors, from audits to incident management services, to pragmatic approaches for strengthening your cyber defenses:
PCI Standard Services
PCI Forensic InvestigationsOur PCI Forensic Investigators (PFIs) will help determine the occurrence of a cardholder data compromise, and when and how it may have occurred using proven investigative methodologies and tools. Kroll is currently one of only three firms certified to conduct PCI Forensic Investigations globally.
Training and Advisory ServicesOur top cyber security professionals, many with law enforcement and payment industry backgrounds, share how you can strengthen the security of your payment processing technology, systems, and practices.
Privileged PCI Investigation
Kroll has significant experience conducting privileged, independent PCI investigations on behalf of clients who are undergoing a PCI investigation in their environment by a different PFI or who have not yet received a PFI request letter. Our concurrent investigations provide clients with a measure of independent scrutiny around the methodologies and findings being developed in the PFI’s investigation and provide a wider breadth of visibility into a breach that may not be limited in scope to a Cardholder Data Environment.
PCI DSS Compliance Suite of Services
As a QSA and PFI, Kroll is authorized to conduct your annual PCI Assessment to validate your company’s adherence to the PCI Data Security Standard. Our assessment will also include deliverables, such as Report of Compliance (ROC) or Attestation of Compliance (AOC) for submission to the PCI SSC.
Additionally, Kroll offers a suite of services that facilitate the process of complying with PCI DSS requirements:
PCI Scope DiscoveryIn the scope discovery phase we identify all of your company’s technology assets that process, store, and transmit card data, as well as any systems which interact with that technology.
PCI Gap AnalysisThis mock audit helps to determine where your company’s systems meet or exceed data security standards, and where they fall short. A gap analysis enables your company to identify and resolve issues before an official PCI DSS compliance assessment.
PCI Reduction ServicesPCI Reduction Services During the reduction phase, we identify improvements to your network architecture that would reduce the number of systems in scope for PCI DSS compliance.
PCI Remediation ConsultingOur experts will provide pragmatic strategies to resolve issues identified during a gap analysis, whether it was performed internally, by Kroll, or by another provider.
Penetration TestingAs an annual PCI DSS requirement, a penetration test assesses the security of your company’s systems and identifies vulnerable areas that might enable a bad actor to gain access to your network.
Kroll Responder ServicesTo satisfy PCI DSS monitoring requirements, our Kroll Responder MDR service provides extended 24/7 network, endpoint and cloud monitoring, earlier insight into targeted threats, and complete response to contain and eradicate threats across your environments.
Full Lifecycle PCI DSS Readiness and Audit ServicesTo potentially aid law enforcement and prosecutors.
Data Breach InvestigationsOur PFI Investigators can conduct PCI Security Standard Council-mandated incident response investigations in the event of a data breach or in anticipation of litigation.
Kroll is first and foremost an investigations firm. As such, we are one of the only QSA/PFIs that approach these engagements with a global investigative cyber security background. Our PCI services go beyond facilitating your organization’s compliance with the PCI DSS—we have the experience and knowledge to help you fortify your defenses to reduce the likelihood of a data breach across your data network.
Many of our professionals have previously served with law enforcement agencies, including the FBI and U.S. Secret Service, as well as with leading payment card organizations. We have assisted numerous companies that have been the target of data breaches and helped them to understand the nature, scope, and ramifications of how their information systems were compromised. Additionally, we follow established law enforcement methodologies—such as chain of custody protocols for evidence handling—to potential aid law enforcement and prosecutors in the event of criminal prosecutions.