PCI DSS Penetration Testing FAQs
The PCI DSS requirements exist to protect customers that purchase goods or services online. A business that complies with the PCI DSS requirements can guarantee their customers a safe transaction, by protecting their stored cardholder data from malicious cybercriminals.
An organisation that is compliant with PCI DSS requirements provides their customers with assurance that the money they spend at your business will not be compromised, as well as benefit your organisation and its stakeholders by avoiding the financial and reputational loss that results from a cyberattack of your stored cardholder data.
Utilising a highly skilled and CREST-accredited external provider, such as Gridware, provides your organisation with an unbiased and professional penetration test that assesses both your internal and external networks from the perspective of a hacker. Partnering with Gridware will guarantee that your organisation will not only uphold PCI DSS requirements to the highest standard but will also protect your network and applications from present and future vulnerabilities.
Gridware will guide your organisation through any vulnerabilities that may be exploited by criminal attackers and ensuring organisational compliance with PCI DSS by helping to identify:
Coding vulnerabilities like XSS and SQL injections
Broken authentication and session management
Improper access controls
Unauthorised wireless access points
Typically, PCI DSS penetration tests are completed within 1-4 weeks, depending on the scope of the PCI DSS program.
The cost of PCI DSS penetration testing will depend on the scope of the PCI DSS compliance program. In our experience, most companies looking to undertake PCI DSS penetration testing can require between 1-4 weeks of testing to complete.