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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Advice on if I should talk at my local user group about NIST, InfoSec etc [closed]

I have been toying with the idea for a while now about doing my first talk, on my last project I was building a Risk Management portal for information security so I had to read all about Risk ...
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How do you back up cardholder data remotely without a network connection?

In the PCI DSS version 3 it says: 1.3.3 Do not allow any direct connections inbound or outbound for traffic between the Internet and the cardholder data environment. But in the event of hard ...
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Are there any security related rules in PCI-DSS that govern when I can capture a payment?

Is there a PCI-DSS rule that a merchant cannot capture the funds for an order until we have actually shipped it? I can't seem to find an official reference that describes this as a PCI DSS ...
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DSA Generates different signatures with the same data [closed]

I'm using the example given in msdn article about the DSACryptoServiceProvider Class. The problem is that I get a different signature each time I run the code. I tried OpenSSL and didn't get this ...
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PCI Definition of “Transmission”

I am working at a company that is PCI compliant, but I believe they have interpreted some of the requirements incorrectly. Because of this, they are laboring to create work-arounds which I suspect are ...
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Credit card data sent as a plain image format [closed]

The full Account number data plus Personally Identifiable Information (PII) for a credit card is captured in a document that is scanned as an image for later processing. This image is then uploaded ...
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Does server RAM count as storage for PCI Compliance?

We are an eCommerce website. I'm working on our PCI compliance at the moment, and I'm trying, if at all possible, to argue that our organisation falls under SAQ A rather than D. We do not sensitive ...
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Strong Cryptography in PCI PA-DSS

In PCI PA DSS document, the phrase “Strong Cryptography” is often repeated but I couldn’t find a clear definition for that. Is there any document or PCI standard for that?
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Validating security log configuration (rsyslog and syslog-ng) for PCI DSS 10.5

I work for a Level 1 merchant with annual onsite QSA audits, so this is a huge deal. PCI DSS 10.5 requires the entity under test to "Secure audit trails so they cannot be altered". In our Unix and ...
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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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Am I a Hosting service provider in a sense of PCI-DSS SAQ D Appendix A?

My company provides web applications to third parties. We develop, host and manage the applications ourselves. All access that third parties get is the application itself and a separate management/...
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Access Controls on employees handling credit card data

Employee has access to image format of full credit card data on an application (primary account number, cvv, expiry code, name). He copies from this application and enters manually to another ...
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Clickjacking on a site without user accounts

My understanding of clickjacking attacks is that an attacker could embed my site in his. The attacker then uses clever styling to trick the user into performing actions on my site, that they did not ...
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PCI DSS - Recorded Phone Conversations

I am using the using the following image from FishNet Security as a sort of guide for the data flow diagram required by PCI DSS as defined by: 1.1.3 Current diagram that shows all cardholder ...
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What is the difference between Internal and External scan in PCI

Is each firewall interface IP is considered as external IP?. Do we need to scan each interface IP??. What is an internal scan? What are the elements for internal, how we do it?.
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TrustWave PCI Compliance - OpenSSH

First time 'asker' on here, but wanted to say thanks to how much I've used this site and reading answers to questions I've had! Anyway, lately I've been having issues with a customer of ours who's ...
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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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How much information is released when paying with a debit card

How much information is released when paying with a debit card? Is it possible for a vendor to grab your name and address from your debit card and send you things in the mail?
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Can I show PCI compliant Logo

I have just now got 20 of my e-commerce websites scanned and certified by Comodo. I will be submitting them to my banks as well to prove that I am PCI compliant. But is there any regulation on who ...
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Would using Websockets cause PCI compliance failure?

Would utilizing WebSockets cause an issue with obtaining or maintaining PCI compliance?
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How does a PCI QSA audit a company?

Corporate setups are often complex with data centers in multiple locations, complex ACL's and networks setup between them. How does a PCI auditor actually audit the systems ? How does he get to know ...
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“Due diligence” in PCI requirement 12.8.3

Item 12.8.3 from the PCI DSS requires the following: 12.8.3 Ensure there is an established process for engaging service providers including proper due diligence prior to engagement. What is ...
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Casual email that includes a P-Card Account number and expiration date - does this violate PCI?

We discovered an email sent from one employee to another "loaning" the second employee the use of their PCARD. Email contained their PAN and expiration date. There is no payment application associated ...
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Can a non-PCI Compliant Service Provider provide SAQ A-EP compliance?

I am trying to find clarification regarding PCI Compliance SAQ A-EP and third party hosting solutions. In order to achieve SAQ A-EP PCI Compliance using "Hosting Company A" is it necessary for "...
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Call recording PCI-DSS issues

For a non-automated payment card entry system, if a caller is providing a payment card details over the phone to a call centre employee who confirms the number to the caller, does that mean the ...
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Do I need PCI DSS compliance when using PayPal Express Checkout?

If I'm using PayPal Express Checkout on my website, am I required to be PCI DSS compliant? PayPal says "With Website Payments Standard, Online Invoicing, Express Checkout and Website Payments Pro ...
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Do I need an ASV to come out when going for an SAQ?

Our company is going for a SAQ, under PCI DSS 3.1. Do we need to pay a vendor to come out and do an on site scan, or can we use something like Nessus to do the scan on our own?
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Can we use same Active directory / Proxy servers for PCI and Non PCI Segment users?

Can we use the same AD server for both PCI VLAN user and Non PCI VLAN users? How about proxy, we have a Proxy but both PCI and Non PCI user's traffic are flowing through those Proxy. But we have ...
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Transmitting Credit Card Information

I want to know how secure it is to transmit Credit Card details as plain text to the payment gateway from my website using HTTPS. We are not storing any details in our database but I read that ...
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Shared Database and PCI Compliance

Say we have a cloud based web application which is SaaS. This application is to be made PCI compliant as a service provider, as client card data passes through the application. This application uses a ...
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PCI Compliance for attachment in email

I am wondering if they are any PCI compliance issues around users of a service sending email with attachments that may or may not contain sensitive information through said service? As an example, if ...
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My app is asking for card details, but does not stores them. Do I need PCI compliance?

I plan to build an Android/iPhone app. The app will contain a few forms and status screens. One of the screens will ask the user for their card details. Once they'll click submit they'll be sent over ...
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pci compliance and temporary files

Does storing temporarily a non-encrypted file containing some PANs violate pci requirements? (for example because it is being processed by an application, or to open it on a file editor)
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Using Free AV to meet PCI Requirement 5

I am looking for some opinions on using free AV for meet PCI requirement 5. The way I read this for version 2.0 is that it's entirely possible for a client to meet their AV needs with the modern free ...
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is it illegal to share customer credit card data

I have an app where users can enter credit card data and it is stored using a 3rd party toservice like BluePay or Authorize.net, I do not and will not save it in my system. Trying to get this point ...
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Does PCI DSS 1.4 include tablets and smartphones?

1.4 install personal firewall software on any mobile and/or employee-owned computers with direct connectivity to the Internet (for example, laptops used by employees), which are used to access the ...
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PCI compliance over two domains

We have an eCommerce website hosted on a dedicated server. We get our PCI compliance report from Qualays and there is no problem with that. However, now we want to test something new on Amazon's AWS ...
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PCI DSS compliance for storing PAN and PII in multi-tenant environment

I wanted to know if I can still be PCI compliant if I store card holder and PII information for multiple tenants in the same database? I.e., have an identifier on the table level to identify the ...
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Antivirus / Wireless PCI v2 Controls Scope

Do the Antivirus / Wireless controls within PCI v2 apply for the entire organisation, or just for the PCI scope?
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Requirement 12.1.2 of PCI DSS: Is it enough to point to a standard process?

Item 12.1.2 of PCI DSS requires that the company's security policy: 12.1.2 Includes an annual process that identifies threats, and vulnerabilities, and results in a formal risk assessment. NIST ...
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Help with scope clarification of PCI requirement 8.5.15

Section 8.5.15 reads: If a session has been idle for more than 15 minutes, require the user to re-enter the password to re-activate the terminal. Section 8 Accompanying note reads: These ...
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Does PCI-DSS require that the telnet client be uninstalled from a server

Often(not always) I see with my clients' PCI vulnerability assessments the telnet client being installed coming up as flagged, for both Windows and Linux based servers. I understand why a telnet ...
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PCI Compliance requirement when storing card data on user's device

I have an application where I take the user to a PCI compliant payment gateway for completing the payment. I want to give the functionality of "Remember my card" so that the user does not have to ...
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Should EMV data fields be encrypted?

Are there any EMV data fields considered to be sensitive data according to the PCI DSS standard?
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Would the following practice make email PCI compliant?

If a system applied to the following three practice/technologies to each e-mail, would it rate as PCI compliant? The email itself is encrypted Encryption is applied end-to-end in the transport layer ...
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PA-DSS & DTMF application

If the payment application is not storing any credit card information, does it needs to be PA-DSS? The application takes the Credit card information using DTMF and pass-through via secure XML for ...
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PCI: Does CHD or SAD still need to be protected after implementing a P2PE solution?

The promise of a good (even certified) PCI P2PE v2 solution is that the merchant does not have access to the keys which encrypted the Card Holder Data (CHD) and the Sensitive Authentication Data (SAD) ...
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What PCI standard(s) a payment app (for Smartphones) should comply with in order to be approved by PCI SSC?

We are a company developing apps for Payment Service Provider(s) and in one of our apps Card Holders should enter payment Card data (such as PAN, PIN 2, CVV, Expiration Date) to do a CNP (Card Not ...
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How to include third parties in PCI DSS SAQ

When filling in the SAQ for PCI compliance, how do you include requirements covered by a third party provider? Say you're using a PCI compliant VPS provider for example. Do you select 'yes' then ...
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Is it PCI-compliant/kosher to send a credit card number to a 3rd party sever from a mobile client?

I am building a mobile app, and part of the the functionality of the app is to place an order with a 3rd party. The 3rd party server accepts a credit card number string. Can I build a mobile client to ...