PCI DSS provides a simple set of testing and monitoring procedures. Even so, implementing this standard across an enterprise requires the ability to link requirements to controls, policies, and procedures. These may be hidden in organizational silos, requiring practitioners to spend time and effort documenting activities that are being completed across the organization.
PCI DSS compliance software is most successful when approached with a risk-based perspective. The Prioritized Approach emphasizes practicality and bases its requirements on merchants research, incidents of data breaches, and feedback from Quality Security Assessors (QSAs). With PCI compliance software and checklists, PCI compliance can be integrated into a larger Information Security program, streamlining compliance efforts across the business and reducing expense.