PCI Compliance: Unknown Vulnerabilities Create Substantial Risks

Does your organization have the ability to safely store and manage transaction information effectively?

Failure to quickly identify or properly handle possible security weaknesses often leads to PCI compliance issues. The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) ensures organizations properly manage cardholder data for all major card providers. Complex, geographically dispersed infrastructures make it more challenging for organizations to identify potential risks and meet PCI compliance standards.

These standards aid in the prevention of security breaches or system exploits typically resulting in the theft of cardholder information. Aggressive development schedules, multi-tiered systems, and numerous other factors create an environment where it is easy to miss defects capable of producing a PCI compliance breach.

Is your organization ready to suffer the consequences and costs caused by these undetected security defects?

Why is PCI Compliance Important?


PCI compliance regulations are a set of requirements designed to ensure participating businesses take the correct measures to secure internally and externally exposed transaction or billing data. Organizations handling cardholder data must properly manage PCI compliance in six categories:

  • Network Design and Maintenance
  • Cardholder Data Protection
  • Vulnerability Management
  • Access Control Measures
  • Consistent Network Monitoring
  • Information Security Policy Maintenance

Each category ensures that every component of an infrastructure is capable of safely managing sensitive data across multiple tiers and systems. These standards make certain the appropriate measures have been implemented to prevent security flaws capable of compromising critical customer data.

Is Your Organization Susceptible to Threats? How do You Know?

Early identification is an important part of prevention within any organization handling this type of information. Do you have the tools necessary to detect PCI compliance issues and resolve them before they spell trouble? Software security flaws are a major contributor to troublesome data breaches. As developers are pushed to create more at a faster rate, it is easy to miss these problems through traditional testing methods. Additionally, the need to integrate applications from multiple sources in a complex, multiple technology infrastructure makes it easy to miss vulnerabilities spanning across several application layers.

CAST Application Intelligence Platform (AIP) detects potential system vulnerabilities during application development. Advanced data analysis techniques designed to properly assess data flow, architecture, transaction risk, and other items at the code level provide better vulnerability identification. Design flaws contribute to approximately 50% of the security problems experienced by organizations. System level analysis ensures quick identification of architectural risks and prevents potential threats on your most critical data.

Contact us today to learn how AIP can help you accurately evaluate current infrastructure security to gain a better handle on PCI compliance.

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