NDB offers comprehensive PCI DSS assessor, auditor, and certification services for Houston, Texas merchants and service providers seeking to become compliant with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards framework. As one of the longest licensed PCI-QSAC entities in North America, NDB has been working for well over a decade with Houston businesses in helping them achieve PCI DSS compliance quickly, cost-effectively, and comprehensively.
Houston is one of the largest – and fastest growing metropolitan regions in the United States – and with that comes large regulatory compliance reporting mandates for thousands of businesses. One of the biggest mandates is PCI DSS compliance, an often costly and time-consuming affair – but it doesn’t have to be. NDB offers a comprehensive list of PCI DSS services and solutions for merchants and service providers in and around the greater Houston, TX area. Additionally, we also service clients in Dallas, Austin, and San Antonio. Bottom line – if you’ve got a business in Texas that needs to be PCI DSS compliant, NDB can assist, no question about it. Call and speak with our most senior PCI-QSA at 1-800-277-5415, ext. 705 today.
Comprehensive PCI DSS Services for Houston, TX Businesses
NDB provides a wide-range of PCI DSS assessor, auditor, and certification services for Houston, Texas businesses. Specifically, we offer the following:
PCI DSS Scoping & Readiness Assessments: New to the world of Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) compliance? If so, then you’ll want to start your compliance efforts off with a PCI DSS Scoping & Readiness Assessment, and for some obvious reasons. First and foremost, you’ll want to get a grip on scope, ensuring you have a complete understanding of what business processes, people, and physical locations are to be included for PCI DSS compliance.
Diving headfirst into PCI DSS compliance without performing an actual PCI DSS Scoping & Readiness Assessment – especially for Austin businesses new to PCI – is not recommended. Spending some additional time on the front-end of your PCI engagement will save you both time and money in the long run – trust on this one!
Whatever your industry – from food & beverage to SaaS, and more – our PCI DSS Scoping & Readiness Assessments are quick, efficient, and incredibly valuable. Call and speak with our most senior PCI-QSA at 1-800-277-5415, ext. 705 today.
Documentation Preparation: Here’s one thing we know for certain – very certain – when it comes to PCI DSS compliance. Documentation – specifically, information security policies and procedures – are a big, big part of PCI DSS compliance. Don’t have policies and procedures in place? We can help, that’s right. We offer the world’s finest set of PCI policy templates and forms for helping Houston merchants and service providers in becoming compliant with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards. Saving time and money on much-needed PCI policies is now easier than ever, thanks to NDB.
Assistance with Vendor Selection: Many of today’s PCI DSS compliance requirements ultimately require a large number of security tools and solutions that need to be in place. Some examples include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Web application firewall
- Two-factor authentication
- Internal and external vulnerability scanning
- File Integrity Monitoring
- Audit trails and audit logging
- Penetration testing
- Network based intrusion detection
With scores of vendors available – and many of them ready to sell you almost anything for any price – you need a proven, trusted advisor for helping find the best solutions and the best prices. With NDB’s Houston PCI DSS services, we can save you both time and money on vendor selection. Choosing the wrong vendor can cost you a tremendous amount of money, so its important to select your products wisely.
Assistance with SAQ Documents: Upwards of 90% + of Houston businesses can luckily assess with an actual PCI DSS Self-Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ). That means you’ve been given a hall pass on the much-dreaded Level 1 onsite assessment. But even with that said, the SAQ documentation “can” be very complex and challenging, with a number of the SAQ’s actually mirroring a Level 1 audit in terms of comprehensiveness. Call and speak with our most senior PCI-QSA at 1-800-277-5415, ext. 705 today.
Specifically, SAQ A-EP and SAQ D are very in-depth, meaning they often require the expertise of a PCI-QSA, so contact us today and we can assist with your SAQ needs. The PCI DSS standards are not going away – that we all know – so it’s important to find a proven, trusted provider in helping with your ongoing PCI DSS needs.
Level 1 Assessments: Merchants and service providers in Houston having to undergo an annual Level 1 onsite assessment can look to NDB for fixed-fee services from one of Texas’ most trusted PCI-QSAC firms. Level 1 assessments are the gold standard when it comes to complying with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards – and more and more companies are being asked to perform this type of assessment each year. Writing the actual report for a Level 1 assessment can reach as high as 300 pages!
For these reasons alone, Houston merchants and service providers need to be working with a proven and trusted PCI-QSAC organization with years of experience, and that’s NDB. PCI DSS assessments are here to stay, so it’s important to build a long and meaningful relationship with a firm that understands your business, has deep Texas roots, and can get you across the PCI DSS finish line within budget – that’s NDB.
Penetration Testing & Vulnerability Scanning: The vast majority of Houston merchants and service providers undergoing PCI DSS compliance will have to perform either penetration testing, vulnerability scanning – or both. With that said, it’s important to work with a firm that offers such services, but also has the expertise for performing such tasks. Pen tests are extremely valuable for identifying security flaws and gaps in one’s network. Vulnerability scanning is also effective in finding security deficiencies. Call and speak with our most senior PCI-QSA at 1-800-277-5415, ext. 705 today to learn more about NDB’s penetration testing and vulnerability scanning services for Houston merchants and service providers.