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10 PCI Compliance Tips


10 Best-Practice tips merchants need to focus on in order to achieve PCI Compliance, protect cardholder data, and establish a successful risk reduction program.

10 Best-Practice tips merchants need to focus on in order to achieve PCI Compliance, protect cardholder data, and establish a successful risk reduction program.

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  • 1. 10 Tips to Achieve PCI DSS Compliance by Sumedh Thakar Director of Engineering PCI Solutions Terry Ramos VP, Strategic Alliances, Qualys
  • 2. Agenda
    • Why PCI is important
    • Who has to comply with PCI
    • 10 Tips
    • PCI Compliance for Dummies
  • 3. Account Compromise - Impacts
    • Counterfeit cards and fraud
    • Significant chargeback risk
    • Penalties, fines, losses
    • Damage to reputation
    • Negative media coverage
    • Impacts to consumer confidence
    • Re-issuance and monitoring of cards
    • Potential of new legislation
  • 4. Top 5 Vulnerabilities
      • Storage of prohibited data (e.g., full track, CVV2, PIN blocks)
      • Vendor default accounts and passwords
      • Insecure remote access by software vendors
      • Compatibility issues with anti-virus and encryption
      • Poorly coded web-facing applications resulting in SQL injection
    Based on merchant compromises, Visa has found the following common vulnerabilities:
  • 5. Top 5 Reasons: Data Compromise Source: MasterCard Forensics Examinations of Hacked Entities
  • 6. PCI Certification Merchant & Service Provider Levels
  • 7. 10 Tips
      • Know the Risks you Face in Protecting Cardholder Data
        • Understand where your risks are
        • Understand what are your risks versus others
      • Build and Maintain a Secure Network for Cardholder Data
        • Requirement 1: Install and maintain a firewall configuration to protect cardholder data
        • Requirement 2: Do not use vendor-supplied defaults for system passwords and other security parameters
      • Protect Cardholder Data That’s Stored or Transmitted
        • Requirement 3: Protect stored cardholder data
        • Requirement 4: Encrypt transmission of cardholder data across open, public networks
  • 8. 10 Tips
      • Maintain a Vulnerability Management Program
        • Requirement 5: Use and regularly update anti-virus software
        • Requirement 6: Develop and maintain secure systems and applications
      • Implement Strong Access Control Measures
        • Requirement 7: Restrict access to cardholder data by business need-to-know
        • Requirement 8: Assign a unique ID to each person with computer access
        • Requirement 9: Restrict physical access to cardholder data
      • Regularly Monitor and Test Networks
        • Requirement 10: Track and monitor all access to network resources and cardholder data
        • Requirement 11: Regularly test security systems and processes
  • 9. 10 Tips
      • Maintain an Information Security Policy
        • Requirement 12: Maintain a policy that addresses information security
      • Submit Reports for Quarterly Scans and Annual Review
      • Make PCI Compliance a Continuous, Ongoing Process
  • 10. PCI Compliance for Dummies
      • Read PCI Compliance for Dummies
        • Get as much information as you can about PCI and how it relates to your organization
  • 11. Q&A C O N F I D E N T I A L Thank You [email_address] [email_address]