An acronym for Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard (DSS). A set of rules and policies for protecting information related to card based financial instruments.

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Does a PCI DSS category 2x device require the same physical security as a 1a/b?

I am trying to further understand the scope of my environment. I have a group of category 2x devices that are used to manage a category 1b device through a category 2a device. I understand my group ...
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PCI-DSS - key-based shell access to internal servers?

In the following PCI 2.0 requirement, I am not sure how to interpret computer access to internal machines (not remotely accessible): Requirement 8: Assign a unique ID to each person with computer ...
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ReverseProxy and PCI Compliance

My company has a PCI compliant billing gateway and they expose a service for submitting credit card payment details. I am writing a (Single Page Application/end-to-end javascript) website for them ...
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Which PCI DSS SAQ applies when you don't store store but transmit CHD?

We have a merchant website that uses Authorize.net's AIM. Cardholder data (credit card number, expiration date, etc.) is entered at our website. Then it's transmitted to payment gateway and isn't ...
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Can you store sensitive app config vars in the environment and be PCI compliant?

Note: this is a cross post from my question on SO. Feel free to keep the one in the more relevant location and close the other. We have a rails app which will be deployed on torquebox/jboss. (This in ...
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Test S/KEY support for PCI compliance - CVE-2007-2243

In order for our business to be PCI compliant, we need to prove that we are not vulnerable to CVE-2007-2243. This states that: OpenSSH 4.6 and earlier, when ChallengeResponseAuthentication is ...
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How to store Initialization Vector securely for AES Encryption? [duplicate]

I'm using AES Encryption for encrypting credit card details and so I will store my DEK in Ecnrypted form and do we need to encrypt the Initialization vector for storage?
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PCI Compliance customer data being made available to another system?

Not completely au fait with PCI compliance, however we have our server checked each month by our host to check it is PCI compliant, because we have to keep it PCI Compliant for a specific ...
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Oracle Transparent Data Encryption [closed]

Currently we are using Vormetric for Transparent Data Encryption (TDE) in the Oracle Standard product to satisfy PCI-DSS 2.0 requirements. Does anyone have experience with other third party solutions ...
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Is this way of using Authorize.net's CIM PCI compliant?

We have a webapp where Authorize.NET's CIM and AIM are used for payment operations. When user buys something at first time he enters his CC number and other billing information at our site. This ...
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Using a Public-Key-Encryption browser side to avoid PCI compliance

We're developing a web application in which certain not logged users (clients) need to send their credit card details to other users (merchants) - which, we'll assume, are PCI compliant. We are ...
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What is the most cost effective way to comply with PCI requirement 6.5, developer training?

We are a small company that is coming increasingly under pressure to be PCI complaint. Our main product is an API that move cardholder data between a customer and a supplier. I am in the process of ...
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How to safely collect bank account from website?

I want to collect bank account information from my customers on my website. I'd like to do that through a form, then I will download it to a PC, print it, and then delete it from the website. Or ...
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PCI DSS Compliance for a Level 4 organization

We are a small company and process less than 500 Credit Card transactions each year so we fall under Level 4 category merchants. The company heads wants to make sure that we are PCI compliant at all ...
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PCI Compliance Check-list

I'm currently attempting to wrap my head around PCI compliance - and what I need to do for my business to be compliant. I would like some confirmation on what I've found so far. I accept payments in ...
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Is it PCI compliant to send credit card details to the server without saving them there?

Considering I use SSL the whole process. I have an IOS client that I want to use to enter the user's credit card details. I want to do the whole charging and processing on the server side, so I send ...
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LDAP and anonymous bind for PCI compliance

We have to setup a central auth for PCI compliance and I'm wondering if it's ok to allow anonymous bind or should I create a user to do the bind for the services needing ldap?
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Do we require to eliminate share drive access to PCI users?

Do we really require to eliminate the share drive access to the PCI users. We have a file server outside PCI VLAN. But PCI users have access to it. We dont have any DLP solutions. Does the PCI ...
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Is PCI-DSS compliance required for non-credit card payment source?

We have a banking application that allows you to pay your bills (using your savings/checking account) -- including your credit card bills. However our system was set up such that you enter the credit ...
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PCI Compliance - Encrypted Mobile Apps

My company (health care) went through a PCI audit and needs to solve some major issues. Our branches collect CHD on paper and saves them to a network drive as a pdf that our corp office accesses to ...
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How to implement PCI DSS requirement 3.5.2?

According to PCI-DSS requirement 3.5.2: Secret and private keys used to encrypt /decrypt cardholder data should be stored in one of the following forms at all times: Encrypted with a key-encrypting ...
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What is an offsite facility as per PCI DSS requirement 9.5.1?

PCI DSS Version 3.0, Requirement 9.5.1 says that we have to store media backups in a secure location, preferably an off-site facility such as an alternative or backup site or a commercial storage ...
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PCI DSS 2.0 and ssh keys

I know the real answer to the auditor. We are a smaller company under 40 total employees that is also PCI level 1 compliant. We've always used ssh keys on internal servers. You can't ssh in from the ...
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Does using Bcrypt to encrypt credit card numbers satisfy PCI compliance?

I understand that using MD5 is not safe and is not PCI compliant. Does using BCrypt satisfy PCI compliance
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PCI prohibit direct outbound connections on EC2

I am using EC2 instances to power our web service that needs to be PCI SAQ-C compliant. I am trying to figure out what point 1.3 of the self assessment really means: 1.3 Does the firewall ...
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PCI questions regarding software

As a software company who is looking at writing something that could handle debit cards can I self certify my software or do I have to have it tested by a 3rd party company?
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What is the diffference between HSM and PTS-approved point-of-interaction device?

According to PCI-DSS requirement 3.5.2: We should store secret keys in a cryptographic device. Cryptographic devices: 1.HSM 2.PTS-approved point of interaction device My questions: I have some ...
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When does a PA-DSS certified application expire?

When you search the PCI website for validated payment applications it shows a re-validation date and an expiry date. There is also two categories of payment applications, "Acceptable for new ...
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Encryption of PCI data, and PCI-DSS scoping

I read another question which made me think... If you encrypt PCI data (credit card numbers, etc.) using PGP or AES and send it through a firewall, is that firewall in scope? Alternatively, what ...
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Can someone please briefly explain HIPPA compliance?

I worked in web hosting for several years, particularly security. I am familiar with PCI compliance and I would say the "short and sweet" guide to PCI for an eCommerce store is as follows: Client ...
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PCI Policy Management software?

I am working on a project to get our company PCI Compliant. One of the key issues I face is managing PCI/Security policies in the organisation. I am responsible for creating the policies and ...
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PCI onsite QSA Audit Review

Has anyone had any success using video recordings from ObserveIT during a PCI onsite QSA audit review? We are scheduled to be audited in a few months and are considering adding ObserveIT to ...
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Can Amazon's AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) be used to manage server access?

Requirement 8.1.1 of PCI DSS states: Assign all users a unique ID before allowing them to access system components or cardholder data. Using Amazon IAM I can set up individual accounts for users ...
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PCI Compliant Secure Vault Design and Implementation

I often see the phrase “Secure Vault” in PCI DSS documentations and I want to know if a “Secure Vault” must be a highly protected file with sophisticated technologies stored on a very secure hardware ...
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PCI Compliance - Antivirus in host and virtual environment?

We have a couple servers with a host system, and virtual DB and Web instances. Is it possible to be compliant with PCI if you install the Antivirus only on the host system, or does it need to be ...
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Storing CardHolder Data using RC2 encryption

I would like to know if storing credit cardholder data using RC2 encryption requires to be compliant with PCI DSS. Currently the 16 digit PAN number and expiry date is stored in the database. The PAN ...
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masking credit cards PAN with zeros

The PCI-DSS only requires you to protect the PAN if you are storing MORE THAN the first six and last four digits. Can an all zero mask be used? E.g. 4111 1100 0000 1234 to make it PCI compliant / not ...
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PCI compliance and external resources http/https

Firstly, if a site is PCI compliant, and new references to a 3rd-party file (e.g. image, Javascript, CSS, etc…) via http:// instead of https:// are added, does it violate PCI compliance? Secondly, ...
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What can a hacker do with a card number without CVV? [duplicate]

From my experience a card can not be used for online payment without a valid CVV, then why is it still always emphasized that card number must be protected? What can a hacker do, assume that he has ...
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Multiple websites hosted on same server

We have two severs sitting under one load balancer. We run PCI scans on those two servers. Now, when we started, we only had 2 websites running from these two server. But the business is growing ...
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PCI-DSS Requirement for Application Level Security?

Before I arrived at my current company we obtained the services of PCI consultant who gave us some very specific, if questionable, advice on encryption requirements. The particular piece of advice I ...
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Hashing PAN numbers

According to this blog PAN number should be hashed using a "secret salt". What they are doing is basically H(Message+salt). The reason you need this "secret salt" is because PAN numbers are limited to ...
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Senario:SSL Enabled Online Banking Application. Question: Should card numbers be provided back to a user un-masked, when there is a failed login?

For an online banking application with SSL enabled, should card numbers be provided back to the user unmasked, when there is a failed login. Would this be a violation of PCI DSS 3.3 or not as the ...
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PCI payment gateway and store [duplicate]

Consider situation: I made my own payment gateway and it passes vulnerabity tests. My store redirects to this payment gateway. Card details is collected there. Payment is processed there (not ...
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Precedent for an in-house cardholder information server?

My organization is undertaking a project to attempt to reduce the amount of our infrastructure covered under PCI scope. Specifically, we're looking to exclude our web merchandising software from PCI ...
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Configuring IIS SSL for PCI

Is there a clear, concise list of of SSL settings available for IIS which will pass my PCI audit scanning? Preferably something for both IIS 6 and IIS 7 I'm currently running into BEAST issues but ...
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PCI-DSS for VX570 and POS on same network

Have a Point-of-sale (POS) workstation and a VX570 credit card terminal connected via RS232 and both on the same network with internet connection. No card data is transfered to the POS except for ...
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How much does network security audit and patch work? [closed]

how much is reasonable if i'm looking to hire someone FULL TIME to handle security auditing and patching for my network? I need my network to be PCI Compliance and what not as well. MY office have ...
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Signing up on a paid site with a credit card

I'm building a subscription-based website that needs to accept recurring payments. The concept is much like that of Netflix, but there is also a variation between the two. When a user attempts to ...
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Can we share a folder across regions for PCI Users

We need to be PCI compliant for a small setup. We need to share a folder which should be accessible by other regions as well. We have Private MPLS Connection. PCI users will be having only READ ...