The PCI Security Standards Council touches the lives of hundreds of millions of people worldwide. A global organization, it maintains, evolves and promotes Payment Card Industry standards for the safety of cardholder data across the globe.
The Council’s primary functions are:
- Helping merchants and financial institutions understand and implement standards for security policies, technologies and ongoing processes that protect their payment systems from breaches and theft of cardholder data.
- Helping vendors understand and implement standards for creating secure payment solutions.
Maintaining payment security is required for all entities that store, process or transmit cardholder data. Guidance for maintaining payment security is provided in PCI security standards. These set the technical and operational requirements for organizations accepting or processing payment transactions, and for software developers and manufacturers of applications and devices used in those transactions.
Maintaining payment security is serious business. It is vital that every entity responsible for the security of credit/debit cardholder data diligently follows the PCI Data Security Standards.
External Vulnerability / PCI Compliance Testing
Criminals continually find new ways to exploit business networks and steal sensitive data. Discover your business’s external network weaknesses and validate accurate security standard compliance with an External Vulnerability / PCI Compliance Scanning Service.
External Vulnerability Scanning helps achieve external network security by keeping up with the most current list of vulnerabilities, finely tuning scan engines to expose weakness, and providing extensive support and remediation recommendations to repair weaknesses.
External Vulnerability Scanning helps businesses fulfill Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) external quarterly scan requirements and secure their network, whether or not payment cards are processed.
Combining multiple powerful scan engines and utilizing the latest scan technology, the scan engines work to find business network and web application weaknesses that may allow backdoors, remote access, SQL injection and many other types of malicious attacks.
Before scanning is done, an organization’s security standards are reviewed in an annual PCI compliance questionnaire, and a PCI needs analysis is provided. This process helps identify an organization’s scope of PCI requirements.
Meeting compliance deadlines and knowing exactly how to fix discovered vulnerabilities can be difficult. We help our clients understand their vulnerabilities and close the gaps.