What is PCI-DSS Compliance?

PCI-DSS has long been the standard for securing payment card-related information. Meeting this bar was the bare minimum requirement for showing that an organization had sufficient controls to keep this data secure. With changes to PCI-DSS already being released and required by 2024, organizations developing and running applications to collect or process payment card-related data need to get prepared to meet the latest requirements.

Unfortunately, not every organization can meet the requirements, with auditors observing less than 30% of their clients remain compliant year over year. The failure to maintain compliance comes often occurs when organizations are unable to show evidence of current control effectiveness. If a business takes a set it and forget it approach to security, it will be unable to provide continual evidence that their controls, policies, and procedures are working effectively. Companies that don’t meet compliance will find themselves unable to take payment cards, crippling their ability to do business.

Meeting The Bar

Meeting PCI-DSS requirements for application security requires following best practices and having the right tools to verify your solutions. The verification involves increasing visibility into the different flaws and vulnerabilities that might exist in the code and those in the endpoints where the application is hosted. It is essential to use solutions that accurately detect issues and provide in-depth reporting that can supply evidence to auditors.

Testing for PCI Compliance

With applications, code is the best place to start testing. While manual inspection might allow testers to catch some application problems, it does not scale well for modern software – it is a lengthy process and can have a low accuracy rate. 

Current codebases amalgamate numerous external libraries and thousands of lines of code. Automated tools are the only efficient and effective way to test the code and its implementation. Using code analysis tools such as software composition analysis (SCA), static application security testing (SAST), and dynamic application security testing (DAST), testers can identify security vulnerabilities, design defects, logical errors, and implementation flaws, as PCI-DSS requires.

Beyond Security is a PCI Approved Scanning Vendor

Beyond Security delivers fast and cost effective PCI compliance scanning. Our network vulnerability system, beSECURE, scales from doing PCI scanning of just a single domain to scanning an international network with hundreds of thousands of IPs. BeSECURE is CVE certified and meets reporting requirements for all financial, medical and government security standards.

Simplify Your PCI Compliance

BeSECURE is the one you need to comply with PCI scanning and the testing of all your internal and external equipment and applications. BeSECURE provides real-time scanning and reporting to rapidly identify your most serious vulnerabilities. Then once every quarter Beyond Security will produce the PCI ASV report that documents your compliance with the PCI DSS. Using the same system for both routine reporting and PCI compliance reporting avoids surprises. Know before you get your quarterly PCI compliance report that you meet the PCI Data Security Standard.

Easy, Complete and Cost Effective

BeSECURE was designed from the top down to be easily managed, accurate and efficient. Set up is fast; beSECURE requires no installation of clients and it automatically finds, documents and tests everything that ‘speaks IP’.

Using its own proprietary library of tests, beSECURE reveals the presence of security weaknesses in equipment and applications without any disruption of service. beSECURE is specifically designed to have the lowest possible rate of false positives, saving you from chasing up non-existent issues.

Our experts can show you how you can secure your network and document PCI compliance.