Client Profile

Customer Name: Private Case Study

Sector: Travel & Tourism

This organisation is a worldwide travel retail platform and marketplace.

Version 1 supported the customer by delivering a Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance within AWS in a short time frame.

The Challenge

This organisation had recently changed their MSP and had a Payment Card Industry  Audit (PCI) within 3 months of commencing the project with Version 1. It was crucial that Version 1 not only carry out a review of the existing environment but also plan an approach to ensure that the AWS environment was in compliance with the relevant data security standards within a short time frame prior to the audit commencing. This would ensure smooth daily operations and business for the customer, without any roadblocks. 

Solution Proposed by Version 1

In order to achieve PCI compliance prior to the audit, a number of AWS Cloud Native Services were enabled and used, with AWS Security Hub being the keystone. This was used to evaluate and produce a list of remediations based off the following security standards. 

  • CIS AWS Foundations Benchmark v1.2.0 
  • PCI DSS v3.2.1 

The remediation tasks were then carried out on the resources in the AWS environment. Tripwire was then implemented to further secure the AWS environment. Crowd strike AV was then rolled out across the infrastructure. 

Real Difference


The key benefit and the biggest outcome of this was that the organisation achieved the PSI DSS Audit Certification for 2021. Ensuring that they functioned against industry best practices and complied with PCI data security standards. 

Version 1 used AWS Services to continuously monitor the AWS environment for compliance, giving the company a longer-term benefit. 

Further, Tripwire was implemented to enforce secure configuration policies to future-proof the customer’s security. 

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About Version 1

Version 1 proves that IT can make a real difference to our customers’ businesses. We are trusted by global brands to deliver IT services and solutions which drive customer success. Our team of over 2000 dedicated difference-makers works tirelessly to provide independent advice and deliver impactful changes to help our customers navigate the rapidly changing Digital-First world we live in. Our greatest strength is balance in our efforts to achieve Customer Success, Empowered People, and a Strong Organisation, underpinned by a commitment to our values. We believe this is what makes Version 1 different and more importantly, our customers agree.