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What are ASV services?

ASV services are vulnerability scanning services performed by a vendor which has been approved to conduct vulnerability scans in line with PCI DSS requirements.
Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard (DSS), requirement 11.2 mandates organisations to:
Run internal and external network vulnerability scans at least quarterly and after any significant change in the network.
Quarterly external scans must be performed by an Approved Scanning Vendor (ASV).
Nettitude is a certified Payment Card Industry (PCI) Approved Scanning Vendor (ASV).

Do You Need An ASV Scan?

Vulnerabilities in operating systems, applications and services across your Cardholder Data Environment (CDE) leave organisations and their customers data at risk. Vulnerability scanning is mandated by PCI DSS and should be part of a comprehensive risk management strategy.

Nettitude offer two flexible solutions: Self-Service ASV Services and Managed ASV Scanning.

About The Service

Managed ASV Services
Nettitude’s managed ASV scanning takes the headache out of the ASV process. If Nettitude identify any issues within your internet facing infrastructure our team provide guidance over the phone to help remediate the issues. Nettitude work as an extension of your security team to help you obtain and maintain PCI compliance.
One of the biggest concerns of any automated vulnerability assessment service is false positives. Nettitude is able to provide an automated approach for ASV scanning with an exceedingly high rate of accuracy.
Self Service ASV
If you prefer the flexibility of being able to conduct your own ASV scans you can use our self-service portal powered by the Qualys Cloud Platform to scan, attest and generate your Quarterly ASV report. In addition to conducting scans once per quarter the service allows you to scan the same assets on-demand daily, weekly or on a more ad-hoc basis.
Nettitude’s ASV self-service portal allows for both infrastructure and web application vulnerability assessments to be conducted in unison. The solution has been fully approved for PCI ASV scanning across all geographies.
Once the scan has been conducted the client submits them to Nettitude’s qualified ASV consultants for attestation, and the process of raising any false positive disputes is done seamlessly all through the portal.

Why Nettitude For ASV Scanning?

There are many benefits to conducting ASV scans with Nettitude. We have the best qualified ASV proffesionals on hand to run with your project, using the best tools for the job. Nettitude also provides real world remediation advice and guidance should a failed scan occur.
• Nettitude’s qualified ASV professionals manage and schedule all quarterly scans.
• Nettitude uses an array of tools & manual testing to meet the PCI SSC ASV program baseline requirements that go beyond services offered by purely automated tools.
• Nettitude manually validates all vulnerabilities, working with the client to establish any false positives before the report is generated.
• In cases of failing scans Nettitude provides real world remediation advice and guidance to help customers achieve compliance.

Our Qualifications

  • ASV Professionals
  • PCI SSV Approved Scanning Vendor
  • ISO 270001


What is PCI ASV?
PCI ASV refers to requirement 11.2.2 of the PCI DSS Requirements and Security Assessment Procedures that requires quarterly external vulnerability scans, which must be performed (or attested to) by an Approved Scanning Vendor (ASV).

Frequently Asked Questions About Healthcare Cybersecurity

What does penetration testing involve?

In penetration testing for healthcare organisations, our experts simulate a hacking environment to identify any vulnerabilities within your system. Ethical hackers will penetrate the healthcare system like a threat actor would, but leave your data intact. They will create a report of these vulnerabilities and offer advice on how to eliminate them so your data remains secure. 

How do you create an effective cybersecurity strategy for a healthcare organisation?

To create an effective healthcare cybersecurity framework, Nettitude recommends first identifying what your aims are and what you are trying to protect. This will determine your strategy. Then, you can decide on a framework from three broad types: control, programme, and risk frameworks. From here you can define your risk assessment goals and implement security controls. Our experts at Nettitude can assist you with this process. 

What is the biggest risk in healthcare cybersecurity?

One of the biggest risks in healthcare cybersecurity is Internet of Things (IoT) devices. The internet-connected implements are vital to many hospital and healthcare functions, so much so that they have their own term: Internet of Medical Things (IoMT). These often centralise data collections for easy access, so when these are hacked, it can be very damaging. You can increase your IoMT security by educating your staff, monitoring the network, using VLANs, and devices that meet certified IoT standards. 

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