Free PCI DSS Compliance Checklist


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Get Our Checklist

Unsure of whether or not your organization is compliant with PCI DSS requirements? Download your own PCI Checklist PDF that explains all the necessary steps and precautions you need to take in order to achieve PCI DSS compliance.

Download the 12 Step PCI DSS Compliance Requirements Checklist

Upon filling out this brief form you will receive the checklist via email.

What you'll find inside your checklist:


Getting Started

Our PCI DSS requirements checklist will help you assess your current cybersecurity posture, and give you an idea of gaps that need to be filled.


Tracking Data

The PCI compliance checklist 2019 will let you know what cardholder transactions, data, and sensitive information you’ll need to track.


Working With Vendors

You’ll learn what the security standards are for any third parties you work with, including PIN terminals and payment processing software providers.


Remaining Compliant

Best practices for staying PCI DSS compliant well into the future, and why regularly assessing your systems and potential vulnerabilities is critical.


Frequently Asked Questions

PCI DSS is short for the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard, which governs how organizations should safely store, secure, and process sensitive cardholder payment data. PCI DSS exists to prevent data breaches, fraud, and cybercrime in general as it relates to payment data.

Anyone that handles payment data, from physical banks and retail locations to online payment processors and e-commerce sites, should be able to prove PCI compliance to both their customer base and outside regulatory agencies.

There are four levels of PCI DSS compliance, and the level you’ll need to reach will depend on your industry, business, and customer base. In general, the higher the volume of transactions you process on a regular basis, the higher the level of PCI compliance you’ll need to reach.

Once you’ve downloaded and worked through the PCI DSS requirements checklist, you’ll be able to begin working with an experienced partner like RSI Security to map out the specific costs. Depending on the size of your business, the volume of transactions, and current security posture, the cost can range from as little as $1,000 to upwards of $50,000.

Unless you cover all the bases in the PCI DSS checklist, you may be held financially responsible by regulatory agencies or payment card industry governing bodies. If a data breach or cyber attack does occur, for example, auditors or investigators will look closely at your cybersecurity practices - a major part of which is PCI compliance. You may be held responsible for fines, in addition to costs associated with replacing compromised cards and damage to your overall brand.

How RSI Security Can Help you Become PCI DSS Compliant

PCI compliance is required for any business - large or small - that handles payments and sensitive cardholder data. Downloading our PCI DSS checklist is just the first step to ensuring that you’re handling all cardholder data safely and securely. RSI Security helps organizations in industries across the board work towards PCI compliance, and eventually formal PCI DSS certification.

The PCI compliance process can be complicated and stressful without the right internal expertise or partner. RSI Security will help you assess your current cybersecurity posture and cardholder data handling practices as a first step towards achieving PCI compliance. As an Approved Scanning Vendor (ASV), we’ve worked with over 200 organizations over the course of ten years to get their house in order as it relates to PCI compliance.


Some of our PCI compliance services include onsite security assessments, network penetration testing, gap assessments, and vulnerability scanning. Once your company achieves compliance, we’ll also provide you with an Attestation of Compliance (AOC) certificate. RSI Security also provides ongoing employee education and cybersecurity awareness training to ensure that all personnel from top to bottom are handling cardholder data in a responsible, PCI compliant manner.


PCI compliance can be overwhelming and stressful without the right guidance. RSI Security can help you simplify the process.