Payment Card Industry

PCI DSS is the global data security standard adopted by the payment card brands for all entities that process, store or transmit cardholder data. It consists of common sense steps that mirror security best practices for the protection of cardholder payment data.

PCI Goals

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GoalsPCI DSS Requirements
Build and Maintain a Secure Network 
  • Install and maintain a rewall con guration to protect cardholder data
  • Do not use vendor-supplied defaults for system passwords and other security parameters 
Protect Cardholder Data
  • Protect stored cardholder data
  • Encrypt transmission of cardholder data across open, public networks 
Maintain a Vulnerability Management Program
  • Use and regularly update anti-virus software or programs
  • Develop and maintain secure systems and applications 
Implement Strong Access Control Measures
  • Restrict access to cardholder data by business need to know
  • Assign a unique ID to each person with computer access
  • Restrict physical access to cardholder data
Regularly Monitor and Test Networks
  • Track and monitor all access to network resources and cardholder data
  • Regularly test security systems and processes
Maintain an Information Security Policy
  • Maintain a policy that addresses information security for all personnel