Merchants under pressure to comply with PCI DSS

While I'm pretty sure PCI DSS compliance is slightly more complex than this, it’s interesting to note that the 12 steps required for compliance as cited in this article are all pretty obvious and basic things:

1. Install and maintain a firewall configuration to protect cardholder data
2. Do not use vendor-supplied defaults for system passwords and other security parameters
3. Protect stored cardholder data
4. Encrypt transmission of cardholder data across open, public networks
5. Use and regularly update anti-virus software or programs
6. Develop and maintain secure systems and applications
7. Restrict access to cardholder data by business need to know
8. Assign a unique ID to each person with computer access
9. Restrict physical access to cardholder data
10. Track and monitor all access to network resources and cardholder data
11. Regularly test security systems and processes
12. Maintain a policy that addresses information security for employees and contractors.

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Posted on Wednesday, August 18, 2010 11:51 PM |

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  • # re: Merchants under pressure to comply with PCI DSS
    Commented on 8/19/2010 7:17 AM

    Given your earlier post I would have thought you'd know how hard it is for some vendors to live up to those standards. One instance comes to mind, storing user and hash in session and transmitting them over a non encripted link!

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