NDB Advisory What Is PCI? PCI DSS Requirements

A Brief Description of the 12 PCI DSS Requirements

Listed below are the twelve requirements for PCI DSS Compliance. For more information on achieving PCI DSS Compliance, contact the offices of NDB Advisory.

BUILD AND MAINTAIN A SECURE NETWORK

  • 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

  • Requirement 3: Protect stored cardholder data
  • Requirement 4: Encrypt transmission of cardholder data across open, public networks

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

MAINTAIN AN INFORMATION SECURITY POLICY

  • Requirement 12: Maintain a policy that addresses information security

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