PCI PIN Security

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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.

Our Approach to PCI PIN Service

Information gathering

The initial phase is a pre-analysis phase where our security experts hunt the required knowledge about your business environment. It identifies your card processing functionalities, consolidating the PCI scope.

Defining the scope

The phase identifies all components of an enterprise under PCI PIN requirements. It also encircles the stipulated timelines, roles & responsibilities, and budget allocation for the process implementation.

Gap Analysis

Using PCI gap assessment methodology, our security experts assess the current security posture of enterprises in line with the obligations. The phase pictures the actual deviation of security controls in your environment.

Asset Inventory

The phase identifies critical devices and information assets within the scope. Our security analysts classify the information assets and create an inventory list. For efficient risk assessments, asset inventory is a necessity.

Risk Assessment

The risk assessment phase identifies the security shortfalls in your PCI device environment. Our security experts assess your internal and external device security based on laid PCI PIN control objectives.

Risk Treatment

Correlating with the technical hands, our security experts prioritize, rank and aid in strategizing risk treatment plans. While doing this, they streamline risks based on criticality to the environment and data.

Risk Report & Remediation

Following security assessments and tests, a risk report gets created with a complete list of findings based on criticality and impact. It includes remedial actions and patches to be performed from the client end.

Certification & QPA Audit

After successful patching efforts, Our PCI QPA will perform the final inspection, validating the standard compliance. It implies all your security controls are upright and ready for a successful PCI PIN Certification.

Ongoing Support & Training

We just don't leave you behind. We are always ready to assist with ongoing requirements and awareness training. We can provide all managed compliance services, audits, and advisories at the time of need.

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Why PCI PIN Security & Compliance?

PCI PIN Security consulting service ensures that user PIN remains private and secure at the point of transaction.

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.

Who requires PCI PIN Security Assessments?

PCI PIN Security Assessment is mandatory for those enterprises involved in the PIN transaction processes such as:

  • Collecting
  • Processing
  • Caching
  • Transmitting

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. 

Why ValueMentor PCI PIN Service?

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

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