PCI Website Security Penetration Test

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PCI Website Security Penetration Testing

The Business Case for Penetration Testing
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What is it?

A PCI Website Security Penetration Test is the method for evaluating the security integrity of a website that processes, stores or transmits card holder data by simulating an attack from a hacker. The purpose of the test is to see if a hacker can access or compromise the card holder data. Effective penetration testing will illustrate if and how this can be achieved based on your current website security defences.

As we are testing to ensure the security of cardholder data processed by the website for Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance, the scope of the testing will specify obtaining access to cardholder data as the objective.

Why should I do it?

Conducting regular routine testing will continue to verify your website security and confirm that you can identify and stop unauthorised access to prevent security incidents. The testing is also mandated for complying with Requirement 11.3 of the PCI Data Security Standard (DSS) V3.

How often should I do it?

Your website should be tested at least annually and after any significant change for compliance to PCI DSS.

What will Risk Factory do?

  • Conduct one application-level security penetration test of your website required for compliance.

What will I receive?

  • A detailed report of the findings documenting any vulnerability identified and detailing recommendations for mitigating that vulnerability. To see a sample report please contact our Factory Foreman.
  • On-call telephonic support from an Information Security consultant for two weeks after the test to answer any questions you may have about the report or remedial recommendations.
  • A free retest two weeks after the original scan to ensure recommended remedial actions were effective in mitigating any critical vulnerability originally identified.
  • A certificate of validation for evidence of compliance.

Do I need to prepare anything in advance?

We just need to know the Internet Protocol (IP) address and the Uniform Resource Locator (URL) for your website. If you don’t know your IP or URL, don’t panic our Factory Foreman can help you.

Also don’t forget to specify the exact number of tests you’d like to purchase when getting your quote. Our Factory Foreman will call you to schedule each test purchased. You can for example, purchase multiple tests (for better value) and get them delivered over time when you need them to match your ongoing business requirements.