PCI Secure SLC (Secure Software Lifecycle) Standard as one of the PCI SSF standards, focuses on implementing security concepts and activities throughout the entire software development lifecycle. As a component of the new PCI Secure Software Framework standard. put forth by the PCI Standard Security Council, to govern the associated validations related to the design and development of modern payment software systems.
Secure SLC is the first PCI standard that focuses on the vendor’s software development process. The new standard helps to mature SLC practices in the development phase itself to ensure their payment software can protect payment transactions, minimize vulnerabilities, and defend against attacks.
The standard is designed to support a wider range of technologies, payment software types, and development methodologies compared to PA-DSS, addressing key security principles like “governance, threat identification, change management, secure software updates, and stakeholder communications.”.
The standard maintains a mature process for managing software security skills for secure development personnel. PCI Secure SLC standard focuses on:
We conduct a thorough audit of your software development process as per the Secure SLC defined scope and requirements. Post assessment we provide you with AoV, ROV Report and COC.
SLC Interim Review
With new Secure SLC standards in play, our clients can reap the benefit of Secure SLC Annual Maintenance Service that ensure full compliance of the SLC on Recertification Assessment.
• Risk identification, Analysis, and management
• Impact Analysis, configuration, and change management
• Establishing Quality Assurance Process
• Secure Code Training
Improved Security and focus on making the risk management a robust decision making process.
Abiding with PCI Secure SLC, will equip your payment applications developers to better adapt to modern and secure software development techniques, ensuring greater transparency in the security capabilities of payment software.
Avoid costly fines
A secure development process ensures a robust and secure developed application, immune
enough to combat security threats. Abiding my Secure SLC, significantly reduces the risk for Data breach, averting costly fines.
Sustain Your Business, Improve Brand Reputation and Increasing Profit
Fast compliance with PCI Secure SLC, showcases your adaptability to combat evolving security threats, thereby increasing customer trust and improving company/merchant reputation. The growing loyalty directly affects the growth of your organization, thereby increase profits and sustaining business.
Ensures stakeholder communication for a secure software and data management
Knowing that your secure development practices are followed in application development
can help you and your customers gain some peace of mind and improve stakeholder confidence.
PCI Secure Software Standard Certification(PCI SSS)
PCI SSS is the revised version for the previous PA DSS standard The new standard is coupled with PCI SLC to form PCI SSF altogether. The standard applies to the security characteristics, controls, features, and functionalities that payment software must possess and maintain throughout its lifecycle.
Secure Software Standards consist of two parts