With the effective date of February 1, 2018, service providers must now adhere to the new PCI DSS Version 3.2 requirements.

To help prepare for these new service provider requirements, A-LIGN’s Senior Manager, Dustin Rich, will review the new PCI DSS 3.2 requirements including the segmentation testing requirements, outline how these changes might affect your organization, and provide actionable steps to ensure your PCI DSS compliance in 2018.

In this webinar, Dustin will examine industry trends, updated requirements, and best practices, as well as:

  • Review the recent changes and applicability of new requirements for Service Providers
  • Discuss the key differences between penetration testing and segmentation testing and applicable scenarios
  • Provide guidance on how to prepare for validation this coming year and meet the new requirements


As Universities gear up their compliance initiatives for 2018, A-LIGN’s Senior Manager, Dustin Rich, will discuss PCI compliance for higher education, addressing the key compliance challenges and changes within institutions for 2018.

In this webinar, Dustin and Greg will examine industry trends as they apply to education institutions, citing emerging risks, new technologies and updated industry requirements that make PCI DSS compliance necessary, as well as:

  • Review the changes, deadlines, and applicability of new requirements such as SSL and multi-factor authentication
  • Discuss the key differences between SAQ’s A vs. A-EP and applicable scenarios
  • Provide best practices for annual reporting to the acquirer in the multi-mid environment

There are a few basic issues that plague many companies when it comes to attempting to comply with (and maintain compliance with) the most prescriptive security frameworks in information security: The Payment Card Industry – Data Security Standards (PCI DSS).  In this whitepaper, A-LIGN’s Michael Barnes (who has over ten years of experience performing PCI DSS assessments) will outline common PCI DSS pitfalls and how to avoid them.

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Does your organization know how to successfully prepare for a PCI DSS assessment? Without proper preparation, a PCI DSS audit can become more time and resource intensive than necessary. In this webinar, participants will learn why PCI DSS audits can become such a lengthy, drawn-out process and how to remedy this issue by preparing appropriately.

Join A-LIGN’s Vice President of Business Development, Greg Johnson, as he:

  • Outlines audit preparation techniques
  • Reviews segmentation issues
  • Explains pertinent PCI DSS audit pitfalls

In light of the release of PCI DSS 3.2, the experienced assessors at A-LIGN have assembled a detailed outline of the changes in PCI DSS 3.2 including implementation timelines, changes to the requirement, changes to the assessment procedure and notes made by our QSA’s to be aware of.

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Every day, card data is pilfered from both Point-of-Sale (POS) and web-facing merchants. This presentation will focus on key, and often ignored, PCI DSS requirements that provide greater safety to your business. A-LIGN’s VP of Business Development, Greg Johnson, will share his knowledge gained through years of experience working with compromised merchants.

Join Greg as he discusses the following topics:

  • What penetration testing reveals
  • The difference between internal and external vulnerability scanning
  • Working with third-party provider levels and how to determine compliance.
  • A security policy is not optional

In this webinar, A-LIGN’s Director of Security and Compliance Services, Gene Geiger highlights the changes in the PCI DSS standard from Version 2.0 to 3.0, discusses the required implementation timeline and how organizations should approach these changes.

Join Gene as he covers the following topics:

  • PCI DSS lifecycle
  • Understanding changes in PCI DSS 3.o
  • Implementation timeline
  • Action steps and recommendations

In this webinar, A-LIGN Director of Security Services, Gene Geiger provides a high-level overview of the PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), outline implementation challenges and provide real-world examples of industry-specific hurdles.

Join Gene as he covers the following topics:

  • Overview of PCI DSS
  • Outline implementation challenges
  • Address industry-specific challenges
  • Provide actionable way to overcome hurdles


This webinar aims to assist organizations in reducing audit impact by aligning PCI DSS, SOC 1 & 2 requirements with guidance on how to better prepare for, schedule, and undergo audits from external auditors. Through its partnership with A-lign Security, A-lign™ CPAs is positioned well to jointly offer SSAE 16 and SOC 2 services to companies. A-lign Security is a Qualified Security Assessor Company (QSAC) and can provide PCI Compliance services alongside A-lign™ CPAs performance of SSAE 16 and SOC 2 audit services.

This webinar discusses the following topics:

  • Compliance requirements
  • Overlapping in the requirements
  • Ways to leverage the overlap