Mapping to the latest payment card industry (PCI) data security standards (DSS) requirements is essential. PCI DSS compliance is important for all industries, including retail, health care, state and local governments, etc., if you store, process or transmit credit card data.
If your organization handles payment card transactions, it is critical to learn about yearly updates to PCI regulatory guidelines. PCI DSS requirements include the following:
- Install and maintain a firewall configuration to protect cardholder data
- Do not use vendor-supplied defaults for system passwords and other security parameters
- Protect stored cardholder data
- Encrypt transmission of cardholder data across open, public networks
- Use and regularly update anti-virus software or programs
- Develop and maintain secure systems and applications
- 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
- Track and monitor all access to network resources and cardholder data
- Regularly test security systems and processes
- Maintain a policy that addresses information security for all personnel
At Drummond, we enable our clients take a security first approach to PCI DSS compliance by helping them incorporate continuous security and compliance practices into their organization, culture and daily operations.
To help you get a handle on what needs to happen when, Drummond has created a checklist that can help your company with planning, prioritizing, and maintaining PCI DSS compliance throughout the calendar year.
Download our checklist to help determine if your network setup is PCI DSS compliant and schedule some time with one of our expert HITRUST/PCI assessors for a free no-obligation assessment.