PCI compliance
Simplifying PCI compliance can help you protect sensitive data and reduce your risk exposure.

In an ultra-competitive marketplace, how do you turn the need to protect sensitive cardholder data into a business advantage? You can start by following these six steps from the PCI Security Standards Council to simplify PCI DSS compliance and streamline your business operations.

  1. Build and maintain a secure network
    • Deploy a secure firewall
    • Avoid using vendor defaults
    • Micro-segment cardholder data from other types of data
  2. Protect cardholder data
    • Avoid storing cardholder data directly on your network
    • Implement the latest cryptography tools
    • Encrypt all in-transit and stored cardholder data
  3. Maintain a vulnerability management program
    • Use the latest anti-virus software to prevent malware attacks
    • Regularly update your operating systems
    • Tightly secure all networks, systems, and applications
  4. Implement strong access control measures
    • Limit employee access to cardholder data on a need-to-know basis
    • Identify and authenticate all access to system components
    • Restrict physical access to cardholder data systems
  5. Regularly monitor and test your networks
    • Monitor access to network resources and cardholder data
    • Regularly test your security systems and processes
    • Ensure that you have a clear audit trail
  6. Maintain an information security policy
    • Show employees and contractors how to protect cardholder data
    • Deploy clear security policies for all personnel
    • Conduct ongoing security awareness training

To discover additional insights for protecting cardholder data and reducing business risk, check out the PCI Security Standards Council website.

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