APPENDIX A: 12 PRIMARY REQUIREMENTS OF PCI DATA SECURITY STANDARDS

PCI DSS is the global data security standard adopted by the payment card brands for all entities that process, store or transmit cardholder data and/or sensitive authentication data. It consists of steps that mirror security best practices.

Control Objectives Requirements
Build and maintain a secure network
  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
Protect cardholder data
  1. Protect stored cardholder data
  2. Encrypt transmission of cardholder data across open, public networks
Maintain a vulnerability management program
  1. Use and regularly update anti-virus software
  2. Develop and maintain secure systems and applications
Implement strong access control measures
  1. Restrict access to cardholder data by business need-to-know
  2. Assign a unique ID to each person with computer access
  3. Restrict physical access to cardholder data
Regularly monitor and test networks
  1. Track and monitor all access to network resources and cardholder data
  2. Regularly test security systems and processes
Maintain an information security policy
  1. Maintain a policy that addresses information security for all personnel

 


  1. Policy
  2. Purpose
  3. General Responsibilities
  4. Merchant Responsibilities
  5. New Merchant Accounts
  6. Established Merchant Accounts
  7. Universal Compliance Requirements
  8. Important Links for Merchants

APPENDIX A:  12 PRIMARY REQUIREMENTS OF PCI DATA SECURITY STANDARDS
APPENDIX B:  MERCHANT LEVELS DEFINED - COMPLIANCE VALIDATION REQUIREMENTS
APPENDIX C:  SAQ & TRUSTWAVE SCAN REQUIREMENTS