PCI Penetration Testing Services

Penetration Testing for PCI DSS Compliance
Blue Goat found a major vulnerability on our CDE that the last company we used missed. Their report is easy to understand and take action on.
Blue Goat Penetration Testing Review
Susan Lisle
Compliance Officer

Steps to Schedule Your PCI Penetration Test:

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We follow a seven-phase methodology designed to maximize our efficiency, minimize risk, and provide complete and accurate results. The overarching seven phases of the methodology are:

  1. Planning and Preparation
  2. Reconnaissance / Discovery
  3. Vulnerability Enumeration / Analysis
  4. Initial Exploitation
  5. Expanding Foothold / Deeper Penetration
  6. Cleanup
  7. Report Generation


It is better to have an ethical hacker find the holes in your healthcare environment than an adversary. Our PCI Penetration Testing Services provide details on exploitable vulnerabilities in a prioritized, tangible manner. Our report allows you to understand better what your environment looks like from an attacker’s perspective; what the “attack surface” looks like. This helps you prioritize efforts to mitigate risk to reduce data breach likelihood.

Not only do our PCI Penetration Testing Services show you what your attack surface looks like to an adversary, but they can also be used as a safe way to test your organization’s incident response capabilities. Our Penetration Testing services can also be used to tune and test your security controls, such as your IDS, Firewall, Web Application Firewall (WAF), Router Access Control Lists (ACLs), etc.


The PCI Penetration Test Report includes URLs tested, vulnerabilities discovered, steps taken during the assessment, exploitable areas discovered, and prioritized recommendations.  For any systems we exploit, an “Attack Narrative” section is used to discuss step-by-step the process we used to gain access, escalate privileges, etc. 

Our purpose is simple — to make your organization secure

The number of cybersecurity incidents continues to climb. The variety of attacks continues to grow. It is no longer a question of if you will have a cyber event.