LONDON, September 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Today, Ground Labs, a leader in sensitive data discovery software, published guidance on obtaining Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance in a realistic timeframe. Stop Wasting Time on PCI Remediation educates organisations on the best ways to optimize their PCI remediation process.

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The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a mandatory standard that all merchants who accept credit card payments must adhere to. One of the main facets of the standard is remediation, which is the process of addressing system vulnerabilities, including technical flaws or unsafe practices that could lead to the compromise of cardholder data.

As credit card data breaches continue to make front-page news headlines, data security is quickly climbing up the priority lists of many companies dealing with sensitive customer data. Not only is there the looming threat of sustaining a data breach, but credit card companies are will start imposing heavier penalties on companies who have not taking the necessary steps to implement a PCI compliance remediation program, with fines commencing as soon as January 1, 2015.

The supplement is the first of a three-part series, and covers the first of three critical steps to a realistic and achievable remediation program: forming a partnership with the company’s appointed Qualified Security Assessor (QSA).

QSAs are enlisted by companies to validate compliance against the PCI DSS, and ultimately help detect weaknesses in their data security posture. Ground Labs aims to address a common misguided mindset that QSAs are the enemy who get in the way of PCI compliance, when they are actually important allies in not only complying with the PCI DSS, but also in the end goal of building a secure network.

About Ground Labs

Ground Labs is a global leader in the development of security and auditing software for PCI Compliance. Ground Labs software is used to perform sensitive data discovery on computer systems worldwide, helping companies prevent security breaches that result in the theft of customers’ credit and debit card numbers. With offices in Seattle, London and Singapore, Ground Labs products are relied upon by more than 2,500 customers across 80+ countries.

For more information including a free trial, visit www.groundlabs.com.

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Contact: Stephen Cavey
media@groundlabs.com
Tel: +44-203-137-9898
www.groundlabs.com

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