Summary of the 12 PCI DSS Requirements

Listed below are the twelve requirements for PCI DSS Compliance. For more information on achieving PCI DSS Compliance, please contact Cyber Protection Services.

BUILD AND MAINTAIN A SECURE NETWORK

  1. Requirement 1: Install and maintain a firewall configuration to protect cardholder data

  2. Requirement 2: Do not use vendor-supplied defaults for system passwords and other security parameters


PROTECT CARDHOLDER DATA

  1. Requirement 3: Protect stored cardholder data

  2. Requirement 4: Encrypt transmission of cardholder data across open, public networks


MAINTAIN A VULNERABILITY MANAGEMENT PROGRAM

  1. Requirement 5: Use and regularly update anti-virus software

  2. Requirement 6: Develop and maintain secure systems and applications


IMPLEMENT STRONG ACCESS CONTROL MEASURES

  1. Requirement 7: Restrict access to cardholder data by business need-to-know

  2. Requirement 8: Assign a unique ID to each person with computer access

  3. Requirement 9: Restrict physical access to cardholder data


REGULARLY MONITOR AND TEST NETWORKS

  1. Requirement 10: Track and monitor all access to network resources and cardholder data

  2. Requirement 11: Regularly test security systems and processes


MAINTAIN AN INFORMATION SECURITY POLICY

  1. Requirement 12: Maintain a policy that addresses information security

What is PCI?


The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a set of requirements designed to ensure that ALL companies that process, store or transmit credit card information maintain a secure environment.  Essentially any merchant that has a Merchant ID (MID).

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