Payment Card Industry
Data Security Standard

What is PCI DSS?
Find out what the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard is and how it protects your card payments. PCI DSS is the worldwide Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard that was set up to help businesses process card payments securely and reduce card fraud.

This is achieved through enforcing tight controls surrounding the storage, transmission and processing of cardholder data that businesses handle. PCI DSS is intended to protect sensitive cardholder data. 

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Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard

The payment standard has 12 high level requirements which fall into the six categories below:

1. Build and Maintain a Secure Network

Install and maintain a firewall configuration to protect data
Do not use vendor-supplied defaults for system passwords and other security parameters

2. Protect Cardholder Data

Protect stored data (use encryption)
Encrypt transmission of cardholder data and sensitive information across public net

3. Maintain a Vulnerability Management Program

Use and regularly update anti-virus software
Develop and maintain secure systems and applications

4. Implement Strong Access Control Measures

Restrict access to data by business need-to-know
Assign a unique ID to each person with computer access
Restrict physical access to cardholder data

5. Regularly Monitor and Test Networks

Track and monitor all access to network resources and cardholder data
Regularly test security systems and processes

6. Maintain an Information Security Policy

Maintain a policy that addresses Information Security

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