State of Startup Security Report 2022: A transforming security landscape
Going from ideation to production is a huge milestone in creating a sustainable startup. Going from production to profitable is another huge hurdle that comes with a variety of unforeseen challenges. Proving an organization’s security posture is one requirement that can put startup sales at a complete standstill.
As the leader in security and compliance, we work closely with a lot of startups to help streamline continuous security practices. In doing so, we understand that not all startups plan the same way, have the same resources, or prioritize responsibilities in the same order. In order to learn more about how startups actually secure and scale their organization, we created the State of Startup Security Survey.
In early 2022, we asked startups to honestly and anonymously answer questions about their security posture, their security roadmap, and how satisfied they are with their security in general.
Over 500 people took part in our survey and we break down the results in our first annual State of Startup Security Report. In this report, we share the full data breakdowns of each question - everything from demographics to security tooling. Respondents share how they prioritize security and how they’re proving it. Startup participants also discuss which compliance standards they’re working towards and how they’re getting certifications.
We’re excited to share our data with you. Check out the report to learn more.
The 2022 State of Startup Security Report
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PCI Compliance Selection Guide
Determine Your PCI Compliance Level
If your organization processes, stores, or transmits cardholder data, you must comply with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), a global mandate created by major credit card companies. Compliance is mandatory for any business that accepts credit card payments.
When establishing strategies for implementing and maintaining PCI compliance, your organization needs to understand what constitutes a Merchant or Service Provider, and whether a Self Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ) or Report on Compliance (ROC) is most applicable to your business.
Answer a few short questions and we’ll help identify your compliance level.
Does your business offer services to customers who are interested in your level of PCI compliance?
Identify your PCI SAQ or ROC level
The PCI Security Standards Council has established the below criteria for Merchant and Service Provider validation. Use these descriptions to help determine the SAQ or ROC that best applies to your organization.
Good news! Vanta supports all of the following compliance levels:
A SAQ A is required for Merchants that do not require the physical presence of a credit card (like an eCommerce, mail, or telephone purchase). This means that the Merchant’s business has fully outsourced all cardholder data processing to PCI DSS compliant third party Service Providers, with no electronic storage, processing, or transmission of any cardholder data on the Merchant’s system or premises.
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A SAQ A-EP is similar to a SAQ A, but is a requirement for Merchants that don't receive cardholder data, but control how cardholder data is redirected to a PCI DSS validated third-party payment processor.
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A SAQ D includes over 200 requirements and covers the entirety of PCI DSS compliance. If you are a Service Provider, a SAQ D is the only SAQ you’re eligible to complete.
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A Report on Compliance (ROC) is an annual assessment that determines your organization’s ability to protect cardholder data. If you’re a Merchant that processes over six million transactions annually or a Service Provider that processes more than 300,000 transactions annually, your organization is responsible for both a ROC and an Attestation of Compliance (AOC).
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Learn more about how Vanta can help. You can also find information on PCI compliance levels at the PCI Security Standards Council website or by contacting your payment processing partner.
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