PCI DSSPayment Card Industry Data Security Standard

CampusGuard works with your organization to ensure you are PCI DSS compliant to protect your customers' cardholder data

Protecting Cardholder Data Starts Here

Achieving and maintaining PCI DSS compliance can be complicated. Issues ranging from over-loaded staff and financial constraints to numerous payment systems and departmental decentralization can leave members of your organization feeling overwhelmed. That’s okay—we specialize in the complicated. Let CampusGuard guide you through the compliance process. You’ll not only be protecting your organization and your cardholding end user, but also set yourself apart in your market as a data security expert.

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Consequences of Non-Compliance

Costly Penalties and Legal Action

Organizations who fail to meet the needs of the PCI DSS can be liable to monthly penalties and can face lawsuits and subsequent legal fines.

Risk of a Potential Data Breach

By not meeting the requirements of the PCI DSS, your organization increases the risk of becoming the victim of an attack.

Damaged Reputation to Your Organization

After proving your organization to be unreliable in security, you stand to lose the trust and business of clients as well as relationships with merchants.

Your PCI DSS Compliance Partner

Protecting your company and cardholder data for your customers starts here—with a comprehensive solutions suite from CampusGuard to help your organization attain PCI DSS compliance.

CampusGuard helps you achieve and maintain PCI DSS compliance with fewer vendors—saving you time and money.

PCI DSS Products and Services

Becoming PCI DSS compliant in a large campus or community-based organization can be complex. CampusGuard offers a variety of products and services designed to help you get there.

  • Policy and Procedure Review

    Policy and procedure reviews identify any gaps or weaknesses in your policies and procedures and enable us to make recommendations for improvements to enhance your organization's overall effectiveness and compliance.
  • PCI DSS Compliance Assessment

    Our team assesses your organizational and departmental policies, procedures, practices and controls against the standard and produce a thorough Report on Findings that accurately presents any areas that require remediation and recommended actions to attain compliance.
  • Report on Compliance

    We employ a methodology that includes interviews with personnel, configuration and document reviews, and other evidence gathering that confirms that every aspect of cardholder data is protected. Upon completion of the audit and confirmation that all controls are in place, CampusGuard produces and submits the ROC to the PCI Security Standards Council on your behalf.
  • Annual Support and Advising

    Our dedicated Customer Advocate Team provides ongoing guidance, support, and personal care as your environments and processes continue to evolve. Backed by an array of compliance and offensive security experts, the CampusGuard team will consult with yours whenever you have questions, providing guidance regarding the intent of compliance controls and remediating any flaws in your cybersecurity.
  • Vulnerability Scanning

    We deliver automated and manual scanning tools to discover vulnerabilities such as deficiencies in patch management, outdated virus and malware protection, and misconfigurations that could lead to information leaks.
  • Penetration Testing

    A penetration test will break down vulnerabilities into those that are exploitable, pinpoint specific areas of high risk, and identify which vulnerabilities are jeopardizing your organization’s most critical assets.
  • Web Application Scanning and Penetration Testing

    Detect vulnerabilities and misconfigurations in web-based applications and the platforms on which they run. Web application penetration testing adds the human logic element necessary, something that automated vulnerability scanners simply do not offer.
  • PCI Management Portal

    Our customer compliance portal, CampusGuard Central®, is designed specifically for campus and community-based organizations and gives you the tools needed to assess, track, and document your PCI compliance across multiple campuses, divisions, and departments.
  • PCI DSS Compliance Training

    Our online training courses are designed specifically for campus and community-based organizations to provide all employees and third-parties that access your organization's computer systems, networks, and information with the knowledge to protect and reduce the risk to sensitive information loss and theft.

Why Choose CampusGuard?

At CampusGuard, we specialize in the complexities and diverse environments of campus and community-based organizations. Our dedicated team prides itself on our expert accreditation, staying informed of the latest trends, and working alongside our clients with a personal, comprehensive, and customer-centric approach.

21 %

Of organizations say they are "very confident" that they are able to protect customer payment data

31 %

Payment data security professionals that have a strong understanding of PCI DSS v4.0

49 %

Of organizations have yet to execute changes to PCI DSS v4.0

Don’t become a statistic

Protecting your company and cardholders starts with ensuring your compliance with the PCI DSS. Let CampusGuard's team of experts guide you through the process with our suite of products and services.

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"For several years, CampusGuard has been our trusted partner, and we can't emphasize enough how instrumental they have been in helping to ensure the security and compliance of our organization. Their expertise in the field, along with their remarkable commitment to our needs, has been invaluable. We operate in a unique environment and as we have worked through our compliance journey, it’s been challenging to navigate through all the standards and translate the compliance requirements into actionable achievable steps. CampusGuard has consistently excelled in bridging this gap for us. As we approach these new PCI DSS 4.0 requirements, we find immense comfort in knowing that CampusGuard will continue to be by our side. Their guidance, support, and unwavering commitment have made them an indispensable part of our journey towards a more secure and compliant future. We are genuinely grateful for their partnership and look forward to the continued collaboration that lies ahead."

Melissa Bennefield

Chief Operating Officer, Civitek Solutions

PCI DSS Frequently Asked Questions

The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a set of security standards created to protect against fraud and ensure the security of credit card transactions. PCI DSS provides guidelines for merchants, financial institutions, and other organizations that handle credit card data to establish and maintain secure systems and procedures for storing, processing, and transmitting cardholder data. Compliance with PCI DSS is mandatory for any organization that accepts credit card payments, and failure to comply can result in penalties, fines, and loss of business.

Any organization that accepts credit card payments or processes, stores, or transmits credit card data is required to comply with the PCI DSS standards. This includes merchants, service providers, financial institutions, and other organizations that handle credit card data.

Compliance with PCI DSS is mandatory for all organizations that accept credit card payments, regardless of their size or the number of transactions they process. However, the specific requirements for compliance may vary depending on the size and complexity of the organization's operations and the volume of credit card transactions it handles.

PCI DSS requirements include:

  1. Install and maintain a firewall
  2. Change vendor-supplied default passwords and security settings
  3. Protect stored cardholder data
  4. Encrypt cardholder data when transmitting it across open, public networks
  5. Use and regularly update antivirus software
  6. Develop security systems and processes
  7. Restrict access to cardholder data to a need-to-know basis
  8. Assign user IDs to everybody with computer access
  9. Restrict physical access to cardholder data
  10. Track and monitor who accesses networks and cardholder data
  11. Regularly test systems and processes
  12. Have a policy on information security

Once you determine your organization's compliance level, you will either fill out a Self-Assessment Questionnaire and a subsequent Attestation of Compliance, or you will need a PCI QSA to fill out a Report on Compliance.

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