How can businesses go about making a thorough assessment of their compliance? Even if you’ve already completed a self-assessment questionnaire, even if you believe in your heart of hearts that you’re compliant, it’s wise to have security experts perform a readiness assessment at least once. This process will help you verify that you’ve correctly interpreted the PCI DSS rules and that your assumptions are well-founded. Very often, merchants unknowingly and inadvertently misinterpret PCI compliance guidelines and mistakenly indicate compliance.
A readiness assessment can help you self-evaluate more confidently in the future and help you learn more about how and why your security measures work. Often, the assessment reveals opportunities to manage your security more robustly and cost-effectively in the future.