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,

  • Secure Software Core Requirements

  • Module A Account Data Protection.


The standard focuses on ensuring that applications are maintained in a manner that protects payment transactions and data, minimizing the vulnerabilities, and defending itself from any security attacks.

Validation against PCI SSS helps assure that Payment Software is developed with security to protect the integrity of the software and the confidentiality of sensitive data it captures, stores, processes, and transmits. Adhering to PCI SSS will ease the organization to verify the software is properly configured and meets applicable PCI DSS requirements.

what we offer

The key to implementing robust security controls lies in identifying the right scope, recognizing the difference between compliance and security and in sustaining compliance after successful control implementation.

  • Certification Service

    We conduct a thorough audit of your software development process as per the PCI SecureSoftware Standard defined scope and requirements. Post assessment we provide you withAoV, ROV Report and COC.

  • Advisory Service

    We help your payment application get PCI Secure Software audit ready by conducting Gap Analysis, Data Discover Scans Security Checks and provide Remediation Support and documenting the findings, to better understand your PCI compliance posture.

  • Professional Training

    Our experienced auditors will conduct inhouse awareness sessions to help you understand Secure Software Requirements , their applicability and implementation throughout your organization's operational environment.

benefits

  • Ensures that integrity of payment transactions and the confidentiality of all sensitive data stored, processed, or transmitted in association with payment transactions, are maintained.

  • Data breach for an organisation's brand and business is much more expensive vis-a-vis the cost of compliance. PCI SSS validation will significantly reduce any risk to your product.

  • Provides a dynamic way for developers to demonstrate software protection for payment data for the next generation of applications.

  • Improved Application Security and Integrity

    In an era of evolving application development, adapting to the new PCI Secure Software compliance, developers can ensure that integrity of payment transactions and the confidentiality of all sensitive data stored, processed, or transmitted in association with payment transactions, are maintained.

  • Avoid Data Breach Risk

    Payment applications have always been a prime target for threat actors. The data breach risk is much more costly, than the cost to comply. Validation of your software solutions will significantly reduce any risk to your product

  • Improve Brand Reputation, Sustain Your Business, and Increasing Profit

    Adaption of new standards of PCI Software Security compliance, showcases your forerunning to combat evolving security threats, thereby increasing customer trust. The growing loyalty directly affects the growth of your organization, thereby increasing profits and sustaining business.

  • Improved Stakeholder confidence and peace of mind

    Knowing that the payment application has gone through the rigorous assessment of PCI Software Security, it will help you and your customers gain some peace of mind and improve stakeholder confidence.

frequently asked questions

The Secure Software Standard is intended for payment software/applications that are sold, distributed, or licensed to third parties. This includes payment software intended to be installed on customer systems as well as payment software deployed to customers ”as a service” over the Internet.

The exceptions to Secure Software Standard, include the applications developed in-house for the sole use of the company that developed the software. Also, the softwares that are developed and sold to a single customer for the sole use of that customer fall in the exception.

Payment software validations for PCI Secure Software Standard have a three-year expiration. For more information on revalidations and the process for managing changes, details can be found here . 
https://www.pcisecuritystandards.org/documents/Secure-Software-Program-Guide-v1.pdf

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