ValueMentor PCI PIN Service targets the core protection of sensitive PIN Data across enterprise POS devices & terminals
PCI PIN is a security standard sketched by the Payment Card Industry Council. It is a global forum revolving around payment security, protecting PIN information. The standard outlines requirements connected to the management, processing, and transmission of PIN data. While PCI Compliance ensures cardholder data protection, PCI PIN service targets the security of POS devices and terminals.
Personal Identification Number (PIN) points to the vital information required to authenticate a user transaction. Any security flaw at the transaction end can lead to the loss of sensitive information. Additionally, the POS agents/ enterprises will have to face the aftermaths of non-compliance from payment brands. It can seriously affect the credibility of an enterprise, with hefty penalties on the flip side. The intention of PCI PIN Security control implementation is to protect from threats against PIN which affects POI and Acquirer/Interchange switches. It addresses challenges like device tampering, lack of equipment controls, usage of non-compliant hardware devices, weak key management practices, visual compromises, ATM/POI malwares, PIN logging, weak PIN block controls, usage of weak/test keys etc.
Payment brands collectively require PIN program agents/enterprises to conduct on-site PCI PIN compliance validation. The scope of the security standard extends beyond online transactions towards offline transactions in ATMs/ unattended POS terminals. Therefore, enterprises require periodic review of their devices, adhere to compliance requirements. Any devices facing a shortfall in security need to be replaced or patched against the standard.
PCI PIN Security Assessment is mandatory for those enterprises involved in the PIN transaction processes such as:
Others that scope under the standard are those enterprises involved in encryption management services such as:
- Certification & registration authorities
- Key injection facilities
Enterprises require PCI PIN Assessment every two years to securely manage their PIN data to optimum levels.
ValueMentor is a qualified PIN Security Assessor approved by the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Council. Our certified security experts have immense calibre in the payment security division, performing healthy engagements and advisory compliances over the years. We have aided 100+ small to large scale enterprises in successfully completing various PCI audit programs towards valued certifications.
Our best facets in the industry reflect robust security and risk development, accuracy in findings & reporting, prioritized recommendations, support to attestation, business continuity and being your best compliance and advisory partner throughout the process and beyond.
- Experienced & qualified QPA’s
- Best remediation advisory support
- Tailor-made approach to security
- End-to-end support
- Robust security & risk management
- Training & attestation support