Risk Associates, a leading global Information Technology & Cybersecurity Service provider headquartered in Australia – was established in 2004. We are accredited with the UKAS, SWIFT & Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), and now we are also certified as an Approved Scanning Vendor (ASV) with the PCI SSC to offer the scanning services tool, i.e., “RA SCAN."
Being an ASV-Certified entity, Risk Associates, one of the largest, fastest-growing Cybersecurity & Information Technology company, ensures safety and security through “RA SCAN" the industries issuing payment cards need to perform quarterly “Vulnerability Scans" to help customers with their Payment Cards services such as Visa, Master Card, American Express, and others to safeguard the data is protected.
PCI ASV is a certified vulnerability scan with a set of tools & techniques to perform external vulnerability scanning in order to validate adherence with PCI DSS Requirement 11.2.2. In addition, this standard aims to embed payment application security principles to ensure payment card data is secured by providing authentication capabilities, securing payment applications, encrypting network data, and much more.
Becoming an Approved Scanning Vendor
All ASV organizations must undergo primary accreditation and annual re-accreditation with the PCI SSC. In doing so, relevant suppliers must meet or exceed the requirements from the Qualification Requirements for Approved Scanning Vendors. PCI SSC has a rigorous accreditation process where they review not only the credentials of the ASV staff but also test their techniques, knowledge, decision making and reporting skills. The review is based on a structured, transparent process, and it requires, among other things, participation in required training sessions, an audit of the ASV staff and, most importantly, a successful test result in the PCI SSC’s ASV Lab Scan Test.
These scans can only be performed by an Approved Scanning Vendor that is audited, accredited and on the official list of approved scanning vendors by the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) to perform the scans meticulously that validates the customer’s data is not vulnerable to continuously increasing attacks on their systems and the safety/security of payment card data to authenticate compliance with the PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS).
The CEO – Dr Aftab Rivzi, at Risk Associates, commended the ASV team involved in the certification process for their hard work and contribution to achieving ASV Certification. He further added that with this certification, we can now demonstrate that Risk Associates has set the highest quality assets for this lab, and we possess the knowledge and expertise to run not only these scans but also have the ability to qualitatively evaluate the scan results and provide our clients with best possible advice.
About Risk Associates:
Risk Associates has been a leading Information Technology and Cybersecurity services provider since 2004. Risk Associate’s mission is to alleviate risk, and develop and provide, Testing, Compliance, Audits, Certifications, and comprehensive Risk Management services. Risk Associates is among the few companies worldwide that provide ISO/IEC 27001 certifications and offer assessments against standards like PCI DSS, PCI SSF, PCI PIN, PCI 3DS, CSA, etc. In addition to the assessment services, it provides offensive security services such as Penetration Testing, Vulnerability Scans, Red Teaming, etc., and Managed Services, SOC I and II. Risk Associates has a blend of experienced, young, energetic, and certified experts working with a common vision to accomplish objectives in all aspects of safety and security compliance – an integral function of your business and ensuring you achieve and maintain compliance.
For more information about Risk Associates (“RA SCAN") and its full-scale security and compliance initiatives and details, visit www.riskassociates.com.