PCI Awareness Training - Singapore

Friday, June 15, 2012

PCI Awareness Training
A comprehensive PCI Standards Training program offered directly by PCI SSC.

The PCI Awareness course is a one-day on-site program that provides an overview of the Payment Card Industry and the PCI Data Security Standard (DSS).  It is intended for individuals working for organizations that must meet compliance with the PCI DSS or who have a vested interest in the Payment Card Industry. Organizations include but are not limited to retail, hospitality, airline, ecommerce, banking, healthcare, and service companies.    

The PCI Awareness training program is rich in knowledge and includes the following topics:

  • What is PCI and what does it mean to companies that must meet compliance with the DSS? – An overview of the payment card industry, the terminology used within the industry, the flow of transaction data through the various components that make up the payment card industry, and the relationships between the various organizations in the process.


  • How the credit card brands differ in their validation and reporting requirements – Detailed coverage of the classifications and compliance requirements for merchants and service providers and details about the various card brands’ compliance programs.


  • Roles and Responsibilities – Descriptions of the key actors in the compliance process including high-level overviews of the Qualified Security Assessor (QSA), Internal Security Assessor (ISA), Payment Application Qualified Security Assessor (PA-QSA) and Approved Scanning Vendor (ASV) programs.


  • PCI Data Security Standard (DSS) – An overview of the current DSS (version 2.0), the testing procedures for validating compliance, and what constitutes compliance with the requirements.


  • PCI Hardware and Communications Infrastructure – Generalized overview of the types of devices used by organizations to accept payment cards and communicate with the verification and payment facilities.


  • PCI Reporting – An overview of the different types of reports that must be submitted to the card brands or their designated agents to demonstrate compliance (or non-compliance) of the organizations filing the reports. .


  • Real world examples – An overview of compliance issues and mitigation strategies including defining compensating controls, creating policies and modifying the cardholder data environment.


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