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PCI Penetration Test

PCI Penetration Test

SKU: 4573
Format: Consultancy
  • Test your payment card environments for vulnerabilities using our advanced testing techniques and scanning services
  • Highlight areas of weakness and receive a prioritized action plan with remediation guidance to help you comply with the PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard)
  • Work with one of the leading penetration testing companies in the U.S., offering one-to-one expert advice at any stage of the engagement
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Are vulnerabilities in your network compromising your PCI compliance?

Thousands of vulnerabilities can be present in an organization’s network for months before they are identified. Payment card environments are of particular interest to criminal hackers and organizations (but for very different reasons) and should be safeguarded by supporting compliance with the PCI DSS.

IT Governance USA’s PCI Penetration Test aims to assess your security systems, public-facing devices and systems, databases, and other systems that store, process, or transmit cardholder data in order to discover your vulnerabilities before cyber criminals do.

Our service will help you determine whether and how a malicious user could gain unauthorized access to assets that affect the fundamental security of your system, files, logs, and/or cardholder data, and confirm the controls required by the PCI DSS are in place and effective.

We will assess key areas of your network, such as:

  • If the environment is securely segmented
  • Whether your environment has been appropriately patched and configured, and suitably hardened
  • Whether there are weak protocols being used to transmit cardholder data
  • How secure your authentication process is
  • How secure your password authentication services are and what measures have been put in place to confirm a user’s identity
  • Weaknesses in SSL/TLS configurations
  • The robustness of your server configurations
  • Whether user access privileges and effective session management configurations are in place

At the end of the test, you will receive a comprehensive report broken down into:

 Executive summary

A high-level, non-technical summary of vulnerabilities identified and your business’s risks, which will be based on the CVSS (Common Vulnerability Scoring System).

 Testing details

A detailed description of the methodologies followed, the scope of testing, and applicable PCI DSS requirements.

 Vulnerability findings

Overview, consultant’s commentary, and detailed descriptions of each technical vulnerability identified, with remediation advice.


This test will be performed using IT Governance USA’s proprietary security testing methodology, which is closely aligned with the SANS, OSSTMM (Open Source Security Testing Methodology Manual), and OWASP (Open Web Application Security Project) methodologies. It supports compliance with requirement 11.4 of the PCI DSS.

Who is this service for?

This service is suitable for organizations that are obligated to comply with the requirements of the PCI DSS.


Benefits of the PCI Penetration Test

 Get real-world insight into your vulnerabilities

Identify and understand the technology-related vulnerabilities affecting your network, the business impacts these present, and your PCI obligations to protect payment information.

 Safeguard your organization

From the detailed report, you will be able to implement secure measures (such as strong authentication and session management controls, and keeping untrusted data separate from commands and queries), thereby reducing the likelihood of a security breach while protecting your brand.

 Demonstrate strength to key stakeholders

Demonstrate a strong security posture to clients by providing third-party assurances that your payment card environments are secure.

 Supports best practice

Supports compliance with not only the PCI DSS but also ISO 27001, and the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), as well as other laws, regulations, and contractual obligations.

 Safeguard your brand

Protect brand loyalty and corporate image by reducing the likelihood of a security breach.

 Technical and non-technical descriptions

Our expert consultant will provide you with updates throughout your project, from both technical and non-technical perspectives.

 Finding vulnerabilities since 2010

Our established U.S. penetration testing team has extensive testing experience that ensures clients receive a comprehensive service.

Why choose IT Governance USA?

Why choose IT Governance USA?

  • Our CREST-certified penetration testing service will provide you with clarity and technical expertise, as well as peace of mind knowing that your payment card environments have been reviewed by experienced testers in line with your business requirements
  • Get one-to-one expert advice at any stage of the engagement, along with an end-of-test debrief and answers to queries following the issue of the report
  • Our detailed reports describe any identified business risks from both technical and non-technical perspectives
  • Our penetration testing team has been operational since 2010, amassing extensive testing experience that ensures clients receive a comprehensive service

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