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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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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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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PCI SAQ C 1.2.1, 1.3.5 and remote server/software

I'm hoping someone here can help me. I'm attempting to get the small nonprofit I work at PCI compliant, as we have been paying an additional $20/month in noncompliance fees to our processor since we ...
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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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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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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 ...
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Can Windows 8 be PCI compliant?

I am in the process of getting PCI. I am in the last step in which I would need a secure PC on my internal network. All the scans I must run are only available through a plugin in browsers for Windows ...
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Card Present PCI Requirements

We are using an IDTECH card reader for iPhone that is not encrypted, our application is web based and runs inside of an iOS app to pull the data off the card. We are then using a client side ...
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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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Is zinc.io PCI compliant (/does it need to be)?

zinc.io provides shopping API to programmatically purchase items on Amazon, Best Buy, and Walmart to name a few. A brief observation of its API tells us credit card information is definitely being ...
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Multiple Bank Accounts on one payment gateway or merchant account

I'm looking to use PCI compliant payment gateways such as Authorize.net or Spreedly.com in my website. However in my particular case (hotel, tour, events reservations), we will serve as an ...
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PCI DSS 3.0 - Is restricting SSH and/or RDP outbound required?

This question comes up a lot as I do evaluations for different customers. I currently recommend the following: All outbound SSH & RDP blocked by default from user network (non-CDE) All outbound ...
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Code deployment in PCI CDE

The PCI DSS v3 standard states the following: Network Segmentation To be considered out of scope for PCI DSS, a system component must be properly isolated (segmented) from the CDE, such that ...
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Which is best DPAPI or HSM?

Can you please explain what's is the main difference between for this both DPAPI and HSM? As far as I understand both protecting the data, the way of protection is difference HSM is physical device ...
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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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PCI Penetration Testing - Does the whole infrastructure need to be retested on significant change?

The PCI SCC states the following in their penetration testing guidance: Per PCI DSS Requirements 11.3.1 and 11.3.2, penetration testing must be performed at least annually and after any ...
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PCI process, how to solve mambo vulnerability CVE 2006-0871 on debian 8?

I am involved in the process of becoming pci-dss compliant. I am really close to get it although I am having this vulnerability on the server when I am doing an external scan. Does someone know how to ...
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Confusion regarding PCI compliance in an office

We use myvirtualmerchant.com (previously Converge, owned by Elavon) to process payments in our doctor's office. Recently, they emailed us that we have to fulfill their partner company's (Trustwave ...
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Non-trad bus model: I pay suppliers directly with client CC info. Need to be able to securely collect and read info [closed]

I'm a home-based travel agent. It is against my contract with my host agency (and I think the law actually) to directly accept payment from clients. Instead, we use customer CC information to pay ...
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Internal Vulnerability scans - defining the applicability

If a service provider has a network with thin clients, and they use a citrix portal to access a PCI complaint service provider's cardholder data environment. If the environment is very similar to tho ...
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OSSEC not detecting deleted files?

I have configured 3 VMs: ossec server and two agents in CentOS 6 and Windows 2k8 R2. I have completed the setup and FIM and Log Management works smoothly. It also reports the new files. However, it ...
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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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How can American Express Serve login be PCI-DSS compliant?

Today I went to log into my American Express Serve account at https://secure.serve.com/ and accidentally discovered what appears to be a huge hole in their login process. Here are the steps involved: ...
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How does SAQ A-EP apply in the situation where no I frames are used

I'm really disappointed in SAQ A-EP. I feel that as a web developer, there are just way too many questions that go over my head and I couldn't possibly know. I use primarily Stripe and Braintree in ...
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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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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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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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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?