Posted On: May 23, 2016

This Quick Start deploys a standardized environment that helps organizations with workloads that fall in scope for Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard (DSS) compliance. The Quick Start includes AWS CloudFormation templates that automate the deployment, relying on the requirements of PCI DSS version 3.1. The Quick Start also includes a security controls reference, which maps security controls to the reference architecture, and a deployment guide, which provides step-by-step instructions for deploying and configuring the environment. 

This Quick Start is second in a set of AWS Enterprise Accelerator – Compliance offerings, which provide security-focused, standardized architecture solutions to help Managed Service Organizations (MSOs), cloud provisioning teams, developers, integrators, and information security teams adhere to strict security, compliance, and risk management controls. 

Quick Starts are automated reference deployments for key workloads on the AWS cloud. Each Quick Start launches, configures, and runs the AWS compute, network, storage, and other services required to deploy a specific workload on AWS, using AWS best practices for security and availability. 

To get started, use the following resources:

If you need assistance with an enterprise implementation of the capabilities introduced through this Quick Start, AWS Professional Services offers an Enterprise Accelerator – Compliance service to guide and assist with the training, customization, and implementation of deployment and maintenance processes.  Please contact your AWS Account Manager for further information, or send an inquiry to