PCI Best Practices

Build and Maintain a Secure Network

  1. Install and maintain a firewall configuration to protect 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. Protect all systems against malware and regularly update anti-virus software or programs

  2. Develop and maintain secure systems and applications

Implement Strong Access Control Measures

  1. Restrict access to data by business need-to-know

  2. Identify and authenticate access to system components

  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

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