PCI DSS Payment Card Industry – Data Security Standard

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The Data Information Security Standard was developed to protect Organisations and Customers when managing payments. While this is not a legal requirement all of the major debit and credit card companies have mandated this before with will work with any organisations.

This is relevant for any organisation that is involved in or plans to be involved in payment card processing; including merchants, processors, acquirers, issuers, and service providers.

It is a set of 12 technical and operational requirements covering the full payment cycle. The standard covers 2 key areas;

Cardholder Data Environment (CDE):

  • People
  • Processes
  • Technologies

Used to store, process, transmit cardholder data and sensitive authentication data.

System Components:

  • Systems that provide security services (e.g.; authentication servers, firewalls, and web redirect servers)
  • Network components including; firewalls, switches, routers, wireless access points, and network appliances.
  • Server functions including web, application, database, mail, Network Time Protocol (NTP), and Domain Name System (DNS).
  • Applications including all purchased and custom applications, including internal and external (for example, Internet) applications.
Other benefits;

  • Builds trust with your customers. Trust is foundational to successful e-commerce.
  • Reduces risk of data breaches.
  • Puts security first.
  • Provides a baseline for other regulations.

We’re here to help guide you through the world of information security in a digital era. Trust Net-Defence to help you protect your organisation.

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