Buyer’s Guides

PCI Gap Assessment

A PCI Gap Assessment can be a valuable resource for your organization as you first begin your journey on PCI (before your first assessment) or while transitioning between PCI DSS versions (from version 3.2.1 to 4.0). The PCI Gap Assessment will help you understand where you are and tell you where you need to go. […]

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PCI QSA Buyer's Guide

There are two kinds of PCI assessors: Qualified Security Assessors (QSAs) and Internal Security Assessors (ISAs).  This article will focus on the former.  QSAs are certified by the PCI Security Standards Council (SSC) to perform PCI assessments for other companies through consulting. A QSA has not only the knowledge to perform PCI assessments but also

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Cyber security risk assessment

A cyber security risk assessment, not to be confused with a vulnerability assessment, is the process of evaluating and codifying the risk to your organization through a process of evaluating assets, controls, threats, and attack techniques. Many components of the risk assessment will be subjective, in that decisions will be based on opinion or experience,

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PCI Penetration Tests

Any organization processing, storing, or transmitting cardholder data (CHD) must attain certification or submit a self-attestation of compliance, according to PCI-DSS standards. PCI-DSS v3-2-1 has been published and in effect since 2018, with the most recent (4-0) being released in March of 2022, both of which are available in PCI-DSS Document Library. As part of

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Guide to vulnerability assessments

It is not always easy to identify the appropriate security service an organization will need to accomplish its short term goals. When it comes to securing systems, assets, and applications, there are multiple types of services that can be engaged to provide an understanding of the risks and vulnerabilities that exist within the environment. This

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Penetration Testing Reports

The penetration test is by far the most effective method to ensure network security. By simulating the real-world actions of cybercriminals, managers can achieve the most concrete understanding possible of their system’s vulnerabilities. Even more importantly, a well-executed penetration test can give you essential insight on how to bolster your cyber and information security. The

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mobile app penetration testing

Mobile application penetration testing is a security testing method used by IT security professionals to evaluate security from inside of a mobile environment. By conducting a mobile pen test, app developers can identify vulnerabilities in a mobile application, bottlenecks, loopholes, and vectors of an attack before delivering the app to users.  A good mobile app

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For modern-day companies, information security forms its very own area of operations.  The massive emphasis on data in today’s business environment and the slew of regulations on handling personal information make infosec a vital component of any enterprise.   And just like your marketing and sales departments need competent experts to run and manage them, so

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Penetration testing a network

One of the fundamentals of IT security is taking active measures to confirm the integrity of your network. The penetration test is, by far, the most powerful tool to accomplish this.   Penetration tests are essentially simulations designed to go above and beyond a standard vulnerability assessment. Penetration testers play out the same scenarios a hacker would

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