top of page

Managed Security Services

Managed Security Services (MSS) refer to outsourced cybersecurity services provided by a third-party organization to manage and monitor an organization's security infrastructure and systems. The primary goal of MSS is to enhance an organization's overall security posture by identifying and mitigating security threats, vulnerabilities, and incidents.
Here are some key aspects of Managed Security Services:
1.    24/7 Monitoring: 
2.    Threat Detection and Response: 
3.    Incident Response:.
4.    Vulnerability Management: 
5.    Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)
6.    Compliance Management
By outsourcing security to MSS providers, organizations can benefit from the expertise and resources of specialized security professionals, which can be more cost-effective than building an in-house security team. Additionally, MSS allows organizations to focus on their core business operations while knowing that their cybersecurity needs are being effectively managed.

  • Build and Maintain a Secure Network and Systems:

    • Install and maintain a firewall configuration to protect cardholder data.

    • Avoid using vendor-supplied defaults for system passwords and other security parameters.

    • Regularly update and patch systems and software to protect against known vulnerabilities.

  • Protect Cardholder Data:

    • Encrypt cardholder data both in transit and at rest.

    • Limit access to cardholder data to only those with a legitimate business need.

    • Mask or truncate cardholder data when displayed to minimize exposure.

  • Maintain a Vulnerability Management Program:

    • Implement and maintain anti-virus software on all systems commonly affected by malware.

    • Develop and maintain secure systems and applications to protect against potential threats.

    • Regularly test security systems and processes to identify vulnerabilities.

  • Implement Strong Access Control Measures:

    • Restrict access to cardholder data on a "need-to-know" basis.

    • Assign unique user IDs to individuals with access privileges.

    • Limit physical access to cardholder data and secure access points.

  • Regularly Monitor and Test Networks:

    • Track and monitor all access to network resources and cardholder data.

    • Regularly test security systems and processes to ensure they are functioning correctly.

    • Maintain an information security policy and address all relevant issues.

  • Maintain an Information Security Policy:

    • Establish and maintain a company-wide security policy.

    • Educate employees and contractors about security responsibilities and best practices.

    • Review and revise the security policy regularly to address changing threats and technologies.

Non-compliance with PCI DSS can have severe consequences, including fines, increased transaction fees, reputational damage, and even the loss of the ability to process credit card payments. To ensure ongoing security, organizations must undergo regular PCI DSS compliance assessments, which can include self-assessments, quarterly vulnerability scans, or annual on-site audits, depending on their size and transaction volume.

Ultimately, implementing and maintaining security in accordance with PCI DSS is essential for safeguarding cardholder data, protecting businesses from financial losses and reputational damage, and demonstrating a commitment to maintaining a secure environment for customers and partners.

Request a Quote

Help us make a difference

Thank you for query!


bottom of page