PCI DSS industry resources
Levels 1, 2 and 3 merchants:
We recommend IRM plc and 7Safe as our preferred Qualified Security Assessor Companies. Their expertise is focused on assisting merchants and service providers achieve and maintain compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS).
They offer a portfolio of management, technical and consultancy services that will make a positive contribution towards your compliance thus enabling you to focus on what matters: growing your business. Their services will include:
- PCI DSS consultancy using Qualified Security Assessors (QSA),
- Penetration Testing,
- Vulnerability scanning,
- Qualified Incident Response Assessor (QIRA),
- Education and training.
They offer a preferential rate to Barclaycard customers for QSA and ASV services. Visit IRM's website (This link opens in a new window) Or call them on:
+44 (0)20 7808 6420
Visit 7Safe’s website (This link opens in a new window) Or call them on:
+44 (0)870 600 1667
Level 4 merchants:
We have created Barclaycard Data Security Manager, a new programme which helps make it easier to meet your PCI DSS requirements without having to use a third party assessor. The online service provides you with the tools needed to achieve, record and maintain compliance with the PCI DSS. Visit Barclaycard Data Security Manager (This link opens in a new window)
Or call the Data Security Helpdesk on:
+44 (0)844 811 0089
Monday-Friday 8am–8pm Saturday 9am–12 Noon
Other PCI DSS compliant suppliers
Qualified Security Assessors
Only approved accredited organisations can help you become PCI DSS compliant. That's why we recommend you use a Qualified Security Assessor, when you are ready to proceed.
Here's a selection of learning materials about PCI DSS:
Barclaycard Merchant Education & Awareness Programme offline webinars View the webinars (This link opens in a new window)
OWASP guide to handling e-commerce payments Visit their online guide (This link opens in a new window)
MasterCard Merchant Education Programme Read the programme (This link opens in a new window)
Processing telephone payments securely Download PDF white paper
Processing online card payments securely Download PDF white paper
Financial fraud issues and fraud prevention advice Visit the financial fraud action website (This link opens in a new window)
PCI DSS glossary of terms View a full list of PCI DSS terms (This link opens in a new window)
Completing Self Assessment Questionnaires
The PCI Security Standards Council gives advice about how to complete an SAQ.
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