Penetration testing is a requirement
PCI DSS centres around protecting cardholder data, setting out tight controls surrounding the storage, transmission and processing of financial information handled by businesses.
This information is also considered Personally Identifiable Information (PII) and is therefore covered by GDPR, meaning that the fines following a breach are now considerably larger than they previously were.
You must provide evidence of both network and application penetration tests to achieve compliance with this standard. If not, you risk hefty financial penalties.
Annual external and internal network infrastructure tests network infrastructure service, as well as application penetration tests must be carried out on all systems, alongside additional tests following any changes.
These tests lay the foundations for maintaining strict security measures and developing a robust strategy to safeguard payment data and become compliant with PCI DSS.
Our expert team has the knowledge and experience to help you detect and defend against today’s most advanced cyber threats.
Whether your organisation is large or small, and no matter which stage of the journey you’re on, we’ll equip you with the tools you need and support you in navigating the evolving cyber landscape.
11.3 Implement a methodology for pen testing
- Based on industry-accepted pen testing approaches
- Includes coverage for the CDE perimeter and critical systems
- Includes testing of internal and external networks and validation of segmentation and scope-reduction controls
- Defines application-layer penetration tests and network-layer penetration tests including components that support network functions and operating systems
- Includes a review of threats and vulnerabilities experienced in the last 12 months
- Specifies retention of pen testing results and remediation activities
How we work?
We work with you and your team to determine your specific requirements and any compliance gaps before building a tailored proposal.
Our thorough testing simulates the attack methodologies of today’s most advanced hackers and dangerous users in line with the specific PDI DSS requirements.
Our comprehensive reports offer clear, practical advice on how to address any weaknesses and become compliant with the industry standard.
Robust security makes compliance simple
Implementing good security practices can mean that compliance with PCI DSS is a given.
Showing that you have robust security strategies in place, and that they are continuously being tested and maintained, will help you safeguard sensitive payment data and evidence that you are adhering to the requirements of PCI DSS.