RE: The goal of pentest by PCI DSS?

No - The Pen Test shouldn't contain social engineering - but of course
there is no problem to have it too ...

Thanks ,,,
Mohamed Farid ,,,

That is wrong!

"Penetration testing should include network and application layer testing as well as controls and processes around the networks and applications..."

To be able to fully test different controls and processes a social engineering test should be performed according to last statement. This is not something that will fail you today (I have not seen a single RoC that have failed a company because of a non-existent social engineering test yet) but there is two different worlds between "validating" PCI DSS and to be compliant. What is your goal?

/Victor Langåssve, QSA

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