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Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard – PCI DSS – is a set of requirements designed to ensure that all companies involving in credit card transactions maintain a secure environment to eliminate the potential risk of data theft. The exponential growth in the on line business attracts never ending security issues and it warrants redefinition of PCI DSS standards on a regular basis.

SupportSages PCI compliance services help you to achieve the following twelve requirements to become a PCI DSS compliance entity.

BUILD AND MAINTAIN A SECURE NETWORK

Requirement 1: Install and maintain a firewall configuration to protect card holder data Requirement 2: Do not use vendor-supplied defaults for system passwords and other security parameters

PROTECT CARDHOLDER DATA

Requirement 3: Protect stored card holder data Requirement 4: Encrypt transmission of card holder 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 card holder data by business need-to-know Requirement 8: Assign a unique ID to each person with computer access Requirement 9: Restrict physical access to card holder data

REGULARLY MONITOR AND TEST NETWORKS

Requirement 10: Track and monitor all access to network resources and card holder 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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