Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Audit Program Needs Constant Updating
PCI-DSS Audit Program needs constant updating - It is estimated that the cost of a credit card security breach is between $90 and $305 per compromised record. While the threshold for PCI compliance is only a minimum standard, businesses recognize that failure to meet PCI requirements can lead to both financial penalties and long-term damage to customer trust and brand equity.
PCI requirements maintain that companies shall encrypt data at rest, which is a challenging and expensive endeavor for most retailers to undertake. (see also PCI Compliance Kit)
The PCI DSS security requirements apply to all "system components. " A system component is defined as any network component, server, or application that is included in or connected to the cardholder data environment. The cardholder data environment is that part of the network that possesses cardholder data or sensitive authentication data. Network components include but are not limited to firewalls, switches, routers, wireless access points, network appliances, and other security appliances. Server types include, but are not limited to the following: web, database, authentication, mail, proxy, network time protocol (NTP), and domain name server (DNS). Applications include all purchased and custom applications, including internal and external (internet) applications.
This program is specific to the required annual PCI audit. Included in the standard audit program are two policies (one paragraph long) which need to be implemented to meet PCI DSS security requirements. The policies are for "Sensitive Data" and "Record Management (Retention and Disposition)" --the ones provided in the standard package are shorthand versions of the full policies contained in other Janco products which are available individually or in the premium and gold versions of the PCI Audit program.
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- PCI Audit Program comes in PDF and WORD .docx formats. The Audit program includes a brief policy statement for Sensitive Information and Record Management (Retention and Destruction). The Audit Program complies with the PCI standard, Sarbanes-Oxley Sections 103a, 302, 404, 409, 801a and 802 for security and retention of data, systems and reports.
- Sensitive Information Policy Template comes in WORD .docx format and is 34 pages in length and complies with Sarbanes Oxley Section 404, ISO 27000 (17799), and HIPAA.
- Backup and Backup Retention Policy Template comes in WORD .docx format
- Security Manual Template come is WORD .docx format and is over 230 pages in length. This template include both the Business & IT Impact Questionnaire and the Threat & Vulnerability Assessment Tool (both address Sarbanes Oxley compliance)
Table of Contents
PCI Compliance Security Audit Program
- Policy - Sensitive Information Policy - Credit Card, Social Security, Employee, and Customer Data
- Policy - Record Management, Retention, and Disposition Policy
- PCI DSS Applicability Information
- Scope of Assessment for Compliance with PCI DSS Requirements
- Instructions and Content for Report on Compliance
- Revalidation of Open Items
- 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 or programs
- 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 for employees and contractors
- Appendix A: PCI DSS Applicability for Hosting Providers (with Testing Procedures)
- Requirement A.1: Hosting providers protect cardholder data environment
- Appendix B - Compensating Controls
- Compensating Controls - General
- Compensating Controls for Requirement 3.4
- Appendix C: Compensating Controls Completed Example/Worksheet
- Compensating Controls Worksheet
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