Payment Card Industry (PCI)

The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) was developed to protect and enhance cardholder data security and facilitate consistent security measures across the industry. PCI DSS provides a list of technical and operational security controls based upon 12 principles and over 300 requirements.

PCI DSS consultancy can help organizations to define and reduce the scope of their PCI requirements, understand their cardholder data environment and apply the most appropriate security measures to mitigate risk and achieve certification.


Self Assessment Questionnaires (SAQ)


Report on Compliance (RoC)


Attestation on Compliance (AoC)


Qualified Security Assessor (QSA)

Supply Chain Assurance 

Third-Parties and Supply Chains are primary sources of information and data breaches for businesses. Third-Party Risk Assessments provide an organization with an overview of their third party risk landscape and detailed risk mitigation strategies. Consultants can prepare bespoke remediation and implementation plans that are cost-effective and align with organizational strategy.

Third-Party Risk Assessments plan, build, manage, and maintain robust cyber security strategies reducing the likelihood and impact of security breaches, data loss, and any potential fines.

  • Suitable for all sizes and sectors of organizations​
  • Reduce threat landscape and address vulnerabilities
  • Prevent information security breaches and data loss
  • Ensure third parties align to best practice security controls


Manage Information Security Requirements


Protect your Supply Chain


Reduce Threats and Vulnerabilities

Service and Organizational Controls (SOC2)

SOC2 (Service and Organization Control) is a cyber security framework built by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). The framework is designed for service providers who store customer data and information in the cloud and SaaS providers.

SOC2 aims to assure the security, confidentiality, processing integrity, availability, and privacy of customer data by providing guidelines for a service organization to be independently assessed on their internal controls.

  • AICPA’s ‘Trust Services Criteria’
  • Designed for SaaS and Cloud-based organizations
  • Assesses technical controls, processes, policies, and procedures
  • Compatible with other cyber security standards


Organizational Maturity Model


Internationally Recognized Standard


Independently Assessed

Advantio Cybersecurity Maturity Assessment (ACMA)

ACMA is a framework developed by Advantio to benchmark the performance of organizations' critical business capabilities through qualitative maturity assessments that combine the concepts of process maturity, risk assessment, and project management.

The ACMA framework provides effective operational risk controls relating to security, privacy business continuity, and compliance. The framework is designed to integrate with and work alongside existing best practice standards and certifications such as ISO27001 and NIST.

  • Increased visibility of value delivered by risk management
  • Integration with an organizational business strategy designed for SaaS and cloud-based organizations
  • Assesses technical controls, processes, policies, and procedures
  • Compatible with other cyber security standards


Aligns with International Best Practice


Improve Organizational Performance


Cost-Effective and Improved Efficiency


Better Business Engagement

NIST Framework

NIST Framework was developed to address cyber security threats in critical infrastructure, providing detailed best practice guidance for information and cyber security.​

The NIST Framework is adaptable to a variety of technologies, sectors, and business models drawing on international standards and best practices. The NIST Framework is also a risk-based approach that provides detailed technical controls and guidance.

  • Five core functions: Identify, Protect, Detect Respond & Recover
  • Internationally recognized enhanced guidance and best practice
  • A living document, responds to emerging threats and vulnerabilities


Detailed Cyber Security Guidance


Aligns to Organizational Strategic Vision


Risk-Based Approach

Control Objectives for Information and Related Technologies (COBIT)

COBIT is ISACA’s IT governance framework addressing technical issues, control requirements, and business risk. COBIT is a process management, business-focused framework aligning organizational strategy with IT maturity, risk management, and control objectives.

COBIT is a suitable framework for a variety of businesses in a wide range of sectors, it is internationally recognized and compatible with other standards, governance frameworks, and best practice guidance.

  • Business process lead framework
  • Comprehensive list of control objectives for IT management
  • Business management guidelines and performance management


Management Focused Standard


Integrated Framework Approach


Process Driven Governance Model

Risk Analysis and Risk Management

Risk Analysis and Risk Management is the process of the identification, assessment, and mitigation of an organization's information and cyber security threats and vulnerabilities. 

Risk Analysis and Risk Management helps an organization to develop its risk appetite and prioritize its budget, time, and resources to the reduction of risks which pose the greatest threat to the organization.

  • Suitable for all sizes and sectors of organizations​
  • Bespoke to each organization, reflective of business practices and risk appetites​
  • Business-focused integrated approach to information and cyber risk management ​
  • An integral requirement of all cyber and information security standards and guidance​


Cost Effective Approach


Business Integrated Approach


Identify Future Threats

Payment Services Directive 2 (PSD2)

PSD2 is a Law promoted by the European Parliament through the European Banking Authority (EBA). PSD2 provides requirements for payment service users as well as the requirements for entering the market.​

The regulation contains 117 articles and the regulatory framework consists of six regulatory technical standards (RTS) and five guidelines and covers a variety of payment services.

  • One directive across 34 European Union countries (SEPA –Single Euro Payments Area) for electronic payment
  • Fosters competition, open access to account data and promotes security
  • RTS Specific Consultancy for API code reviews, penetration testing, and vulnerability assessments
  • Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) evaluation


Full Lifecycle Consultancy


Internal Audit Support


Risk Management

General Data Protection Regulation Consultancy (GDPR)

GDPR is the EU’s groundbreaking data and privacy legislation. GDPR unifies data privacy law across all EU member states and applies to any organization which stores, processes or uses the data of EU citizens.

GDPR protects the individuals' rights and freedoms of EU citizens, in particular, their right to protect individual data. GDPR also confers more responsibility and controls upon the data controller and data processor organizations that fall under its jurisdiction. GDPR consultancy provides organizations with the expertise and skills needed to embed GDPR requirements and reduce data privacy risks.

  • Data Protection Officer as a Service: providing expert data protection advice, consultancy & support
  • Data Privacy and Impact Assessments: identify and minimize data privacy risks 
  • Third-Party Risk Assessments: understand and control the data privacy risks in your supply chain


Reduce Data Privacy Risks


Integrated Security-By-Design


Mitigate the Risk of GDPR Fines


Expert Advice and Consultancy

Information Security Management ISO27001

ISO 27001 is an information security standard, part of the ISO27000 family of standards. ISO27001 provides best practice guidance for the development, management, and maintenance of information security management systems (ISMS).

The standard promotes a number of key best practices including, risk management, continual service improvement, incident management, change management and the implementation of a suite of policies and technical controls. An ISMS is applicable to all types of organization and the ISO series is designed to be broad in scope and adapted to an organization’s requirements and needs.

  • The systematic approach using a risk management process
  • Applicable to all varieties of businesses 
  • Independently certified to assure the organization meets the best practice guidance
  • A full suite of technical and procedural controls


Externally Certified


Compatibility with other Standards


Internationally Recognized


Ongoing Compliance Support

Business Continuity Management ISO 22301

ISO 22301 provides a standard framework for an organization to plan, establish, implement, operate, monitor, review, maintain and continually improve a business continuity management system (BCMS).

An organization implements a BCMS to help protect against, and prepare and respond to, any incident which disrupts the normal course of business.

  • Business Impact Analysis identification of critical business activities and resources
  • Independently certified by a third-party certification body
  • Aligns with other ISO standards including ISO27001
  • Helps to prepare organizations for unforeseen incidents


Reduce Costs Arising from Disruptive Incidents


Secure Business Processes


Internationally Recognized



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