PCI 101: A Beginners Guide to PCI DSS

PCI 101: A Beginners Guide to PCI DSS

Feeling Overwhelmed by the World of PCI DSS? Think it’s Just for Tech Gurus? Think Again!

What you’ll learn

  • Grasp the significance and purpose of PCI DSS compliance.
  • Understand basic PCI terminology and its security framework.
  • Familiarize with the 12 principal PCI DSS requirements.
  • Dive into PCI compliance levels and effective engagement with assessors.
  • Recognize the importance of ongoing PCI DSS compliance and gap identification.
  • Integrate PCI DSS compliance into organizational processes, with a focus on access management.
  • Conduct effective PCI DSS gap analyses.
  • Maintain a comprehensive inventory for PCI assessments and stay updated on time-sensitive requirements.

Course Content

  • Introduction –> 4 lectures • 10min.
  • The Basics of PCI –> 7 lectures • 34min.
  • PCI Requirements –> 7 lectures • 43min.
  • Reporting + Assessments –> 3 lectures • 21min.
  • Going Beyond –> 5 lectures • 18min.
  • Resources –> 4 lectures • 20min.
  • Wrapping Up –> 2 lectures • 14min.

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Feeling Overwhelmed by the World of PCI DSS? Think it’s Just for Tech Gurus? Think Again!

No matter if you’re a business owner, involved with PCI assessments at your organization,an e-commerce startup founder, or someone diving into the world of cybersecurity for the first time, navigating the intricate web of PCI DSS can feel daunting. But here’s the truth – understanding PCI DSS is not reserved for just the tech elite.

In our digitally-connected era, the stakes have never been higher. A myriad of processes, standards, and protocols vie for our attention. But among them, PCI DSS stands tall as a cornerstone for those dealing with cardholder data. Through this course, we distill the essence of PCI DSS, breaking down its complex elements. We equip you with the foundational knowledge, actionable insights, and a roadmap to navigate the PCI landscape.

So, what can you expect from this journey? A clearer understanding of PCI DSS, tools to help you ensure compliance, actionable strategies to keep customer data secure, and much more. Plus, gain access to our suite of Maven Edu resources like PCI workbooks and quick reference guides and free included access to the Maven PCI 4.0 RACI Chart.

I’m Noah, a seasoned PCI professional for over 6+ in the digital payments realm. I hold several certifications in cybersecurity and PCI like a bachelors in cybersecurity, Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), and the PCI Professional (PCIP). Like many, I once felt lost in the maze of PCI DSS guidelines and regulations when first starting out. My journey of demystifying PCI DSS led me to consolidate everything I’ve learned into this course, ensuring that you don’t have to tread the confusing path I once did.

Join us in PCI 101: A Beginners Guide to PCI DSS and transform from a PCI novice to a confident individual, ready to tackle the challenges of PCI assessments!


Included Resources

In the realm of PCI DSS compliance, having the right tools at your fingertips is paramount. That’s why we’ve curated a collection of included resources to this course, tailored to guide and simplify your journey towards achieving and maintaining compliance.

Maven PCI 4.0 RACI Chart

Get the Maven PCI 4.0 RACI chart template for free in this course! Designed to streamline the transition to PCI 4.0 and easily document roles and responsibilities, it’s pre-populated with essential tasks and mandates that need to be addressed. Fully customizable for your organization, in the Excel format, and designed to save you time and get to PCI 4.0 compliance quicker.

Interview Questions Quick Reference

Looking to find a proficient PCI Professional? Don’t know if they are legit? Navigate the interview process with confidence using our specialized list of must-ask questions. Featuring essential questions, this resource aims to discern the competence and credibility of potential PCI Professionals. With space for notes, it’s your perfect companion to ensure you’re partnering with a genuine expert.

Important Requirements Quick Reference

Equip yourself with a concise reference guide spotlighting the pivotal, time-sensitive requirements in PCI DSS 4.0. Missing any of these requirements could cause you to fail your PCI assessment. With the changes to the timelines in PCI 4.0, including the new periodic requirements, knowing these requirements is a must. We’ve meticulously sifted through the DSS, presenting you with a curated list of critical timelines to pay attention to and make sure you address before your assessment.

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