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PCI 3DS Compliance Audits in USA

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What is PCI 3DS?

PCI 3D-Secure, otherwise known as PCI 3DS, is a message authentication protocol used in the Payment Card Industry that enables user validation with respective card issuers in Card Not Present (CNP) transactions. PCI 3DS core security standard offers an extra line of defence against online fraud in the payment environment.

ValueMentor is a leading Auditor firm in the US providing PCI 3DS Compliance services for successful PCI 3DS Certification. We help you secure against CNP fraud.

PCI 3DS standard helps organizations implement General Security controls for the EMV Three-Domain Secure (3DS) adaptation. The proper implementation of the PCI data security standard controls CNP fraud by allowing consumers to self-authenticate with their card issuer during a CNP transaction.

Our PCI 3DS Compliance Services

Our PCI 3DS Compliance Services

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Phase 1 – PCI 3DS Assessment

The first phase of a PCI 3DS Compliance project is defining the scope and performing a PCI 3DS gap analysis.

Identify PCI 3DS Services

  • Project Initiation
  • Understand the organization
  • Identify PCI 3DS services offered
  • Identify the infrastructure elements

PCI 3DS Gap Assessment

  • Identify the 3DS infrastructure and 3DS Data Environment (3DE)
  • Identify the gaps against the PCI 3DS requirements

Phase 2 – Remediation

PCI 3DS Remediation involves mitigation of identified gaps in the PCI 3DS gap analysis.

Remediation Advisory

  • PCI 3DS Documentation
  • PCI 3DS Security Testing
  • Remediation progress tracking

Control Reviews

  • Periodic reviews of control implementation.
  • Consultancy on new controls
  • Review network segmentation

Phase 3 – PCI 3DS Audit & Attestation

In this phase of the engagement, the PCI 3DS Auditors at ValueMentor perform the audit of the 3DE, leading to PCI 3DS Certification.

PCI Scope Validation

  • PCI QSA will revalidate the final scope (PCI CDE) and identify the changes from the original scope.

PCI 3DS Onsite Audit

  • Perform the testing procedures as defined in the PCI 3DS ROC template by PCI Council on the scoped 3DE environment

PCI 3DS Report Compliance

  • Collection of the evidence of the 3DS Audit
  • Document the findings of the 3DS Audit
  • Validation of the ROC by a QA QSA
  • Release the ROC for customer review

PCI 3DS Certification / Attestation

  • Prepare the Attestation of Compliance (AOC) based on client confirmation of ROC
  • Issue Attestation of Compliance
  • Successfully completes the PCI 3DS project

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

1. Who needs PCI 3DS Core Security Standard compliance?2022-10-28T05:37:23+00:00

The PCI 3DS Core Security Standard scopes all entities that perform or serve the following functions, as defined in the EMVCo 3DS Core specification: –
• 3DS Server (3DSS)
• 3DS Directory Server (DS)
• 3DS Access Control Server (ACS)

Also, some third-party service providers that impact these 3DS functions or its environment security might be required to fulfil PCI 3DS requirements as applicable to the provided service.

2. What is the difference between PCI DSS and PCI 3DS Core Security Standard?2022-10-28T05:38:14+00:00

The PCI DSS and PCI 3DS Core Security Standard are both different standards intended for distinct types of entities. The PCI 3DS Standard applies to 3DS environments where 3DSS, ACS, and DS functions get performed, while PCI DSS affects the storage, processing and transmission of payment card data.

3. How are the PCI 3DS requirements organized?2022-10-28T05:39:41+00:00

The PCI 3DS Core Security Standard requirements get organized into the following sections: –
• Baseline Security Requirements
Baseline security requirements mark the technical and operational security requirements designed to protect environments where 3DS functions get executed. These relate to general information security principles & practices common to many industry standards.

• 3DS Security Requirements:
3DS security requirements provide security controls designed to protect 3DS data, technologies & processes.

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