Sydney, 23rd October 2020 – Risk Associates Europe Ltd (ra), a leading provider of cybersecurity consulting and assessment services, has been accredited by PCI Standard Security Council (PCI SSC) as one of the few 3DS Accessor companies. The 3DS assessors are qualified to perform assessments using the PCI 3DS Core Security Standards.
The PCI 3-D Secure, Core Security Standard, is intended for organization managing and offering EMV Three- Domain Secure (3DS) functions to other parties, especially: Access Control Server (ACS), Directory Server (DS) and 3DS Server (3DSS). It facilitates in securing the components that are critical to the 3DS transaction process, supporting the integrity and confidentiality of the authentication data, and improving the overall security of online payment systems.
The PCI 3DS requirements are organized into two sections:
- Section 1: Baseline Security Requirements, which provide technical and operational security requirements designed to protect environments where 3DS functions are performed. These requirements reflect general information security principles and practices common to many industry standards and should be considered for any type of environment.
- Section 2: 3DS Security Requirements, which provide security controls specifically intended to protect 3DS data, technologies, and processes.
“The advent of mobile payments and evolving threats to its integrity, has made it crucial to enhance security of the authentication system design. The PCI 3DS core security standards compliance will ensure the organizations can offer and manage their EMV 3DS components securely.," said Dr. Aftab Rizvi, CEO of ra. We are well-positioned to support our customers to overcome the challenges of the new standards.
Risk Associates (ra) is an internationally recognized cybersecurity firm supporting businesses in securing their environments against cyber threats and security breaches for over a decade. We take pride in providing Advisory, Compliance, Testing, and Management services with integrity and professionalism. For more information, click here
About PCI SSC
The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) is a global forum that brings together payment industry stakeholders to develop and drive the adoption of Data Security Standards and resources for safe payments worldwide.