PCI Card Production Audits and Consultancy

PCI Card Production Audits and Consultancy

Sovereign Secure is an approved PCI Card Production Security Assessor company. We can perform audits of card production facilities including certification against PCI Card Production Logical and Physical security requirements. The Sovereign Audit team has expertise in all areas of card production including personalisation, manufacturing, PIN distribution, EMV & key management and mobile provisioning.

We also provide a broad range of consultancy services for card vendors to assist card vendors building up their facilities, introducing new service lines or undergoing changes. We provide sound advice and practical assistance in reviewing construction plans and physical layouts of the facility, correct implementation of the access control system, intrusion detection system and CCTV cameras, designing the network architecture and developing the ISMS policy suite. All consultancy projects are different, we work with the client to understand their unique needs and concerns and develop a consultancy service that addresses all requirements.

It is important that card production staff have knowledge of the production process, site security and logical security procedures. We work with card vendors to develop and deliver targeted training sessions for the relevant audience. Topics that are particularly important to clients include the following:

  • HR security, pre-employment and ongoing screening
  • Visitor handling processes
  • Production process and audit trail
  • Key management
  • Guard responsibilities
  • Security policies and procedures
  • Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery planning