What is it?

Approved Scanning Vendors (ASVs) are organizations that validate adherence to certain Data Security Standard (DSS) requirements by performing vulnerability scans of internet facing environments of credit card merchants and service providers for the purposes of certifying PCI Compliance.

Why is it important?

Carleton University is required by the PCI Security Standards Council to perform quarterly vulnerability scans with an approved ASV.

Where do I find more information?

Email PCICompliance@carleton.ca to request council regarding approved scanning vendors.