PCI DSS Security Assessments



PCI DSS mandates require businesses to perform periodic security assessments to safeguard cardholder data. These requirements, including network segmentation tests, must be conducted annually (PCI DSS Requirement 11.3, 11.1, and 6.6). Moreover, further rounds of security assessments are mandatory if significant modifications have been made to an organization’s internal and external network/application architectures.

Owing to poorly designed network configurations, dangerous access controls, and insecure coding practices, organizations must restrict access to cardholder data and ensure trustworthy network maintenance. Further on, organizations that store, process, and manage access to cardholder data should regularly check for hygienic operations through frequent network/application monitoring and testing.

What is a PCI DSS Security Assessment?

PCI DSS Security Assessment evaluates your organization’s adherence to the PCI DSS requirements designed to protect cardholder data. The assessment encompasses various aspects of your payment card environment, including network infrastructure, segmentation controls, web applications, and wireless networks. By conducting PCI DSS Security Assessments, we help you identify and address security vulnerabilities and ensure compliance with industry standards.

We offer the following security assessments in this space:

  1. PCI DSS Network Penetration Tests
  2. PCI DSS Segmentation Control Tests
  3. PCI DSS Web Application Penetration Tests
  4. PCI DSS Wireless Network Penetration Tests

How do we carry out PCI DSS Security Assessments?

The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a set of security standards designed to protect cardholder data and ensure the secure processing of payment transactions. Our PCI DSS Security Assessment service offers a comprehensive approach to assessing your organization’s compliance with PCI DSS requirements, identifying vulnerabilities, and providing recommendations to enhance the security of your payment card environment.

PCI DSS Network Penetration Tests

We conduct thorough network penetration tests to identify your payment card network infrastructure vulnerabilities. This includes assessing network devices, firewalls, routers, and switches for potential security weaknesses that attackers could exploit. We help you fortify your network security and protect cardholder data by identifying and addressing these vulnerabilities.

PCI DSS Segmentation Control Tests

PCI DSS requires the implementation of proper network segmentation to isolate the cardholder data environment from other networks. We assess your network segmentation controls to ensure that cardholder data is adequately protected. By reviewing your network architecture, firewall rules, and access controls, we help you verify that appropriate segmentation measures are in place to prevent unauthorized access and data breaches.

PCI DSS Web Application Penetration Tests

Web applications are critical in processing payment card transactions, making them a prime target for attackers. We conduct web application penetration tests to identify vulnerabilities, such as input validation flaws, injection attacks, and insecure configurations. By assessing your web applications, we help you identify and address security risks, ensuring the integrity and confidentiality of cardholder data.

PCI DSS Wireless Network Penetration Tests

Wireless networks can pose significant risks if not properly secured. We perform wireless network penetration tests to identify any security weaknesses that unauthorized individuals could exploit. We help you secure your wireless networks and prevent unauthorized access to cardholder data by assessing the encryption protocols, authentication mechanisms, and access controls.

Benefits of PCI DSS Security Assessments

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Our Approach

Our team uses an analytically designed methodology to recognize and resolve weaknesses in your cardholder data environments (CDEs).

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