“TechGenomics” is a leading provider of payment security assurance services in data security and are compliance for organizations worldwide. As a qualified payment and security experts globally, we are offering services and solutions to all kinds of organizations through our innovative security tools, plus deliver consulting support specifically in the areas of Payments, Security or Compliance.
Our focus is exclusively on our clients that interacts with payments or technology companies in the payment industry. Therefore, TechGenomics’ every effort is to make the security and compliance process as unified and efficacious as possible. Our experts believe in delivering incomparable service, support, and value to every client.
“TechGenomics” maintains the Payment Card Industry Security Standards, and tools required for its implementation like assessment and scanning qualifications, questionnaires, training and guidelines, and certification programs. Our expertise lies in helping vertical industries to navigate through specific audits and the complex security assessment needs.
Our security and compliance solutions form an essential component to identify risk through security vulnerability testing and establish technical requirements for an effective security management program. Our innovative and critical tools help to protect your business’ sensitive data, automate processes, achieve compliance and identify the scalability of your business.
TechGenomics’ team consists of globally qualified and certified experts responsible in handling technical platforms to deliver world-class security and payment services. They are dedicated to tackling most complex, toughest risk and compliance challenges.
To align security requirements for the payment card industry, the PCI Security Standards Council was formed by five major card payment companies – American Express, Discover Financial Services, JCB International, MasterCard Worldwide, and Visa Inc. These standards comprise of policies, procedures, security management programs, secure network, software, and other critical protecting measures.
“TechGenomics” has a comprehensive understanding of PCI compliance services and technologies required to make your business more secure. It helps you discover ways to keep cardholder data secure and preserve customer trust, ensure compliance & its benefits for your organization in the long run.
In this competitive world, PCI compliance security benefits are important to the long-term success of all merchants who deals with card payments. From merchants to financial institutions and processors, every business that stores, processes or transfers cardholder data have to acquire PCI DSS compliance certification. However, the process of maintaining Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (DSS) is very complex and difficult.
TechGenomics is a Qualified Security Assessor Company (QSAC) for the PCI Security Standards Council to address any protective issues related to the cardholder’s account. Like any compliance regime, TechGenomics meet payment security standards by handling the continual identification of threats and vulnerabilities associated whilst transferring customer data. Plus, we update and revise the standards frequently, which helps your business avoid fines or penalties or any possible security breach.
Our team at TechGenomics are well qualified PCI experts that use advanced network tools to navigate compliance requirements with additional encryption and tokenization services. The stages of the PCI DSS reporting process at TechGenomics consists of-
On-site PCI Assessment- this is a comprehensive planning phase that helps your business to prepare for the on-site fieldwork and organize for ROC (Report on Compliance) and AOC (Attestation of Compliance).
Assist in Self-Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ) - this allows our PCI experts to assess your business environment for the purpose of reviewing policies, procedures, and determine whether your business is compliant as per SAQ.
Readiness Assessment- this will check whether your current processes are scalable and controllable as per PCI DSS requirements. The readiness assessment will confirm that your controls are ready for the on-site assessment by reducing overall impact on your business, operations and finances.
Only qualified and registered PCI DSS security assessor company like ours can approve to perform such assessment reports. Our team of professionals has the authority and experience of assessing and implementing such security services. Moreover, obtaining AOC supports your business’ payment processors that it meets PCI DSS standards, which is beneficial in retaining and attracting new customers.
The PCI DSS reporting process of obtaining ROC and AOC assures your company’s dedication in card data payment security and shows a high level of compliance that your business have achieved. TechGenomics recognize that such certification requires a deep understanding of the standards and requirements in information security risks. This involvement of strengthening the security levels is gained through full fledge company’s engagement.
Furthermore, expertise not only on a technical level, but also at the business management level when integrated with extensive international experience and certification ensures that requirements are met. So, TechGenomics’ team assures this for the businesses that interacts with processing payments.
PA DSS Assessment
The Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS) is vital for the benefits of software sellers and others who create eligible payment applications for storing, processing, or transmitting cardholder data. Basically, PA-DSS Assessment is the PCI security standards council program to manage payment application. Therefore, PA-DSS compliance audit ensures that all those vendors who develop secure payment applications must be compliant with PCI DSS, and aims to secure cardholders’ sensitive authentication data such as PIN, full magnetic stripe, or CVV data.
“TechGenomics” offers PA-DSS assessment services to validate payment application that is PA-DSS compliance, and if not, then we can prepare an attestation letter to the software vendor. This letter will state that their application does not store, process or transmit cardholder data and is not in accordance with the PA-DSS compliance. Our certified PA-QSAs prepare a Report of Validation (ROV) assessment, which is performed on-site to assess the application environment and find whether or not the payment application is valid.
TechGenomics’ team is a certified team and we qualify as a Payment Applications Qualified Security Assessor company (PA QSA) to perform PA-DSS assessments. For a payment application to become a PA DSS compliant, it must follow PA DSS standards that has 13 requirements resulting from PCI DSS requirements and security assessment procedures. Plus, this application has to be implemented in a PCI compliant environment.
HOW IT WORKS?
The staff at TechGenomics begin with PA-QSAs review installation network diagram, cardflow description, other processes to complete the initial stages of analysis of your payment application. TechGenomics PA-QSA team will assist you identify the problems, understand PA DSS assessment requirements, develop secure practices to validate compliance, maintain an internal quality assurance process, pull out any breakdowns and meet deadline to avoid fines or penalties.
Our PA DSS assessment is a thorough and comprehensive payment application assessment that integrates technical analysis, evaluation and interviews. Further, before preparing final assessment reports a post-test summary overview is prepared to identify any issues necessary for the PA DSS assessment.
The PA QSAs team is dedicated team ensure timely assessment works closely to fix the areas of noncompliance and expedite the retesting process. TechGenomics PA QSAs write ROV assessment to be submitted to the PCI Council. We act as your advocate who work directly with council and provide adequate documentation within the ROV to show the payment application’s compliance with PA DSS.
TechGenomics aims at performing an assessment and help your business reach utmost authentication and compliance with credit and debit cardholders’ sensitive data security standards.
PCI P2PE Assessment
Offering Payment Card Industry compliant Point-to-Point Encryption (P2PE) solution to your customers is always on the mind of a service provider or financial institute. The customers demand the shortest and secure route to compliance for end-to-end solution. Therefore, “TechGenomics” PCI P2PE Qualified Security Assessors (QSA) are committed to perform in a timely manner, provide information, answers queries and help you achieve success in the assessment process.
The assessment standards of the PCI Security Standards Council are hardware based point-to-point encryption (P2PE) services offered for the encryption of cardholder data. These standard services are applicable to institutions such as Key Injection Facilities, Certificate Authorities, and Software Developers that develop software for POI devices. The financial institutes or processors and payment gateways to utilize PCI Point of Interaction (POI) validated terminals. Only P2PE QSA & P2PE PA-QSA qualified and PCI Security Standards Council certified companies like TechGenomics are permitted to provide P2PE assessment service.
TechGenomics has complete understanding of this complex and newly evolving standard that require proper knowledge and experience. Our team of PCI P2PE Qualified Security Assessors specializing in P2PE (PA-QSA P2PE) has provided strategic advisory regarding encryption solutions and handled challenges faced by organizations looking to implement Point to Point Encryption Solutions.
PCI Point-to-Point Encryption (P2PE) solution service process consists of three phases-
An Initial Gap Analysis- QSAs will conduct an initial gap analysis of your Point-to-Point Encryption solution to identify the issues during a pre consultation. A detailed documentation, procedures, clear findings, approaches for remediation and a checklist of issues are addressed before final testing.
End-to-End Solution Assessment- our qualified QSAs will assist in remediation, review each and every factor during the audit. Necessary training, technical aspects such as architecture & client environment, procedures and policies, POI device life cycle, key-management processes and many other data flow audits, are completed before finalizing and audit report.
PCI P2PE Report on Validation (P-ROV) - TechGenomics QSAs will conduct a final assessment and develop a P2PE Report on Validation (P-ROV). The P2PE ROV is then submitted to the PCI Security Standards Council for review. Our QSAs will be responsible to clarify any issues and work directly with the Council to provide necessary information to fulfil the requirements of the evaluation process.
The PCI Point-to-Point Encryption Assessment process at TechGenomics is simple with no hidden charges, no fees and no on-site hourly charges. Moreover, our QSAs are experienced, friendly and highly responsive to offer detailed and comprehensive assessment process with 100% success. We provide strategic advice to the authorities and software vendors looking to implement point-to-point encryption solutions. Those Certificate Authorities, Software Vendors who are seeking validation to only specific sections of the P2PE requirements can receive a P-ROV on an application after discussing the requirements.
PCI Risk Assessment
For any organization that handles credit or debit cardholder data require a periodic risk assessment, where PCI-DSS compliance is no exception. Therefore, organizations must have an understanding of all of these factors. The standards require annual risk assessment because DSS validation is just a snapshot of compliance. In other words, organizations that handle card data must ensure that all links in the payments chain that keep it secure must be up-to-date.
“TechGenomics” Risk Assessment services and methodologies are designed to identify, analyze, and document risks associated with cardholder data. Our experienced consultants will guide you through the risk assessment process to succeed with the threats and vulnerabilities, and document control efficacy. They will work closely to identify the risk factors, and will study the complete picture of your security posture by creating an advance risk management strategy.
Our objective is to face the number of challenges in implementing a risk assessment, such as, identifying problems on an on-going basis for new and evolving risk scenarios, aim to prioritize mitigation strategies by studying risk according to management needs, and requires a knowledgeable and skillful team to implement proper risk assessment.
Organizations that interacts with cardholders data require a balance between security and compliance approach followed by a broader risk mitigation and data-protection strategy. Therefore, TechGenomics helps you perform a risk assessment and guide you towards the best business decisions that balance both security and compliance.
PCI-DSS Requirement 12.1.2 requires an organization that processes payment cards to perform a “formal risk assessment” at least annually. The new recommendations from the PCI Council for every organization, should have-
- A formal risk assessment methodology that matches with the organizational culture;
- Ongoing risk assessment process that handle threats and vulnerabilities;
- An Ongoing risk assessment approach must be to complement but not to replace PCI DSS compliance.
By performing a risk assessment via TechGenomics you can identify the security gaps and address those accordingly to keep up with the pace that your business needs. For any organization requiring PCI-DSS compliance, our risk assessment tools that we use to manage security and compliance, by -
- Reviewing critical assets and functional areas for confidentiality, integrity or availability;
- Investigating processes and procedures whilst interviewing experts at your organization;
- Assessing technical, physical and administrative controls for security solutions, separation of duties, and password policies;
- Analyzing incident occurrence and identifying risk levels of each functional region;
- Documenting and discussing all findings, conclusions and recommendations with your management team to implement effectively.
To perform a formal risk assessment our security experts and consultants possess, expertise in risk assessment methodologies such as – ISO 27005, OCTAVE, NIST SP 800-30 and compliance standards like ISO 27001, PCI DSS, GLBA, HIPAA, FISMA, etc. They have years of experience as process consultants for an array of industry such as banking, insurance, manufacturing, retail, etc.
Contact TechGenomics, if your organization needs to be PCI-DSS compliant. It is very important that the risk assessment methodologies must meet these requirements. If you are not sure about the current risk assessment process, our expert consultants can help you meet PCI-DSS requirements.
Internal and External Penetration Testing
Penetrating testing is imperative for those business environments that are involved in processing and storing sensitive payment card data or protected health information. Of course your business that has access to the internet is subject to compliance obligations such as PCI-DSS requirements followed by penetrating testing. Your network infrastructure and information systems must identify the vulnerabilities and risks in regards to the confidentiality, integrity or availability of sensitive data.
“TechGenomics” penetrating testers use automated tools and manual mechanisms to evaluate how well security policies are protecting your assets. The goal of our team of highly active and talented security engineers is to uncover vulnerabilities and then use exploitation techniques, such as to breach the system or hack through the system to obtain access to sensitive data. By doing such security tests they determine whether your network and application security controls are continuing as per your time and investments in the most efficient manner.
Depending upon your business’ needs the penetration tests are of two types-
- External pen test- this is a similar approach to what an anonymous hacker or the attacker will adopt while breaching your defenses and gain access to your sensitive data.
- Internal pen test- this shows the risk involved in your system when an insider or an attacker already has breached your environment.
The PCI-DSS requirement 11.3.1 states that external penetrating testing should be performed annually or after any significant upgrade or modification. Thus, both types of these specialized tests will help to identify and exploit security holes through which an unauthorized user will enter. These testing parameters are conducted both internally and externally against the Customer Network Environment (CNE). Therefore, our team of testing engineers with regular network penetration testing can reduce the threat of these attacks.
The common threats include – buffer and integer overflow attacks, format string attacks, insecure database services, vulnerable DNS servers, weak passwords, default credentials to administration consoles, DoS (Denial of Service) attacks, unencrypted network services and more. TechGenomics can structure testing for PCI DSS, NERC, FFIEC, HIPAA, SSAE 16 and ISO2700X.
No matter how complex the organizational system is, with the state of the art TechGenomics’ penetration testing laboratory (TSS labs) is reliable to defend against ever increasing cyber crimes. With internationally trained security staff, advance methodologies we opt to provide world-class service and support to secure your infrastructure. Thus, we work hard to protect your organization from unethical hacking, perform tests to secure data, comply with mandatory regulations.
Once penetration testing is complete, a formal report covering the details and findings of the process is generated. The penetrating tester makes sure you understand the report and the weak points or gaps discovered. They also suggest a strategy for strengthening the network infrastructure and application environment. To remediate the finding clients rely on our retests and target for a secure environment.
Vulnerability testing process has become very critical component in the security and compliance program of your business. Since the “Internet of Things” is a reality as you can connect to more and more devices through a network, both internal and external Vulnerability scanning and management is very crucial. By taking measurable steps towards uncovering these vulnerabilities you can simply avoid the number of data breaches. The security vulnerability assessment is very important as this will enforce you to focus on your IT resources such as, discover network connected devices and softwares, prioritize the vulnerabilities depending on their risk factor, support improvements in your security posture to meet compliance requirements.
“TechGenomics” offer relatively fast, comprehensive and highly advanced vulnerabilities Assessment solutions to identify, prioritize and remediate the vulnerabilities in your infrastructure. The Vulnerability Assessment Scanning (VA Scanning) offered by our highly experienced team of engineers includes identifying noted weaknesses in software and operating systems. The results of a security assessment are that your business stay secure and compliant.
In our Vulnerability Assessment process we use leading vulnerability testing products to effectively test software configurations and operating systems. Once we identify vulnerabilities, we allow you to manage a prioritized list of vulnerabilities. We help you understand how to fix these vulnerability problems, detailed reporting about the vulnerabilities and verifying the remediation progress over time.
When you choose TechGenomics for vulnerability testing services, you choose to locate known vulnerabilities that pose as threats before hackers find out. You will also be able to view in advance confirmed threats, potential threats by the level of their severity. We will help you track and monitor the vulnerabilities during your remediation planning process. The custom report templates are created to view vulnerability details, active exploits and even trends, thus making the remediation process much easier. With the use of scanning tools, you are guaranteed to have the highest levels of security for your systems.
TechGenomics’ approach towards the Vulnerability Assessment Scanning includes-
- The deployment of highly advanced technology, cloud infrastructure coupled with security experts.
- Specialized, non-intrusive and all-encompassing approach to meet the PCI DSS 11.2.2 Requirement.
- Determining optimum level of remediation process to fix both types of vulnerabilities – internal and external.
We are a CERT Empanelled and a PCI approved scanning vendor to perform vulnerability scanning assessment to identify the threats with increased scan efficiency and fewer false positives. The integrated products and services including, Compliance Manager and Unified Threat Management (UTM) allows for the effective assessment of applications.
Our scan technicians are available 24/7 to identify and remediate vulnerabilities instantly. Our support team works closely to review vulnerability management best practices. Contact us for a customized network exploitability check.