PCI Compliance

N ew Updates Coming to PCI in 2024

Several changes are coming to the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), starting April 1, 2024, when PCI DDS 4.0 becomes the only official PCI standard at the conclusion of the 3.0 transition period. The new changes and requirements introduce stringent cybersecurity compliance requirements for organizations that process credit cards, so we’ve developed a brief overview of what these changes entail and how they will impact your organization so you can stay aware of what changes your organization will need to implement, as well as the best options for doing so.

W hat Does PCI Compliance Entail?

Determine How Your Organization is Impacted

Organizations processing credit cards or any other forms of electronic payments are subject to PCI Compliance. TSI’s in-house security experts provide a strategic roadmap to ensure your organization is managing this data in accordance to industry regulations, as well as the identification and remediation of any gaps in your adherence to compliance.

With penalties for non-compliance becoming more stringent, it’s imperative for all organizations to address their vulnerabilities and align their security strategies with more effective proactive processes to meet the regulatory requirements.


Saving Your Organization Time and Money

PCI compliance mandates that merchants and various businesses adhere to stringent guidelines to ensure the secure handling of credit card information. The primary objective is to minimize the risk of unauthorized access and data breaches, thereby safeguarding cardholders from the potential theft of sensitive financial account information.

Maintaining a Secure Network

One of the most common misconceptions is that after conducting the now mandatory penetration testing and passing the ASV scan, you are compliant, indefinitely.  However this is simply not true. A penetration test and ASV scan should be thought of as a snapshot of your current level of compliance, and as a business, you should constantly update software.

Vulnerability Management

While an internal scan can be done internally as long as you or your IT department has the expertise, the external scan must be completed by a PCI SSC approved vendor - like TSI.  Additional scans are also necessary if your business undergoes significant changes, such as relocation, or changes to your payment processing and network.

Controlling Access

Any data being stored with each business transaction presents opportunities for identity theft, exposing your business’s banking information. Any database or network device managing payment card processes is open for a PCI audit should there be suspicion of fraudulent charges or negligence. Check out our PCI compliance guide to learn more.

W hat are the Benefits of PCI Compliance?

What PCI Compliance Can Do For You

PCI compliance offers a wide range of advantages, from mitigating the potential for data breaches to ensuring the protection of cardholder data. Beyond basic security enhancements, compliance serves as a great defense against the financial repercussions associated with data breaches, including hefty fines. This not only preserves a company's financial well-being but also helps its reputation. To get started on your PCI compliance journey, contact the professionals at Technical Support International.


Get Your Questions Answered by IT Professionals

What Our Clients Are Saying


“TSI are very responsible, very receptive and very knowleadgeable. I know that if I reach out to them, the job is going to get done in a timely manner and I would definitely recommend TSI to anybody."

ELAINE SHORE / Office Manager, First Aid Beauty
Newton, Massachusetts

Get Started on Achieving PCI Compliance Today

Whether you're sourcing a new IT provider, looking for an expert cyber security firm, or you just want to make sure your network is in order and would like an outside party to take look, we'd be happy to hear from you.

Call us at (508)-543-6979 or click the button below to request a call back from a representative at TSI.