PCI DSS Security Compliance Checklist

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The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a set of security standards set by the PCI Security Standards Council to protect cardholder data. The PCI DSS applies to all entities that store, process, and/or transmit cardholder data.

Security Controls and Processes for PCI DSS Requirements

The security controls and processes required by PCI DSS are vital for protecting cardholder account data, including the PAN – the primary account number printed on the front of a payment card. Merchants and any other service providers involved with payment card processing must never store sensitive authentication data after authorization. This includes sensitive data that is printed on a card, or stored on a card’s magnetic stripe or chip – and personal identification numbers entered by the cardholder. This document presents the objectives of PCI DSS and related 12 requirements.

PCI DSS Security Checklist

PCI DSS is best achieved in two phases. Phase one is setting the controls, where your organization plans and commits to becoming compliant. This phase typically involves planning, leadership commitment, and setting up of basic infrastructures such as Firewall, Anti-virus, password management, data storage & encryption, identity management and more. Phase two is monitoring those controls to include vulnerability scanning, monitoring for configuration changes, intrusion detection, user behavior monitoring, and incident response. Arctic Wolf helps you with the second phase by providing a SOC-as-a-Service delivering managed detection and response.

PCI Compliance With the Arctic Wolf SOC-as-a-Service

Arctic Wolf™ Managed Detection and Response provides continuous monitoring of your critical infrastructure for threat detection and management, while Arctic Wolf™ Managed Risk provides risk-based vulnerability assessment. These services evaluate your security configurations, perform vulnerability scans and related patching recommendations, log all your security events for analysis and forensic investigation, monitor network activity to detect known and zero-day attacks, and implement incident response principles. All of these activities are an important part of a successful PCI DSS compliance initiative.

Arctic Wolf Redefines the Economics of Security

Arctic Wolf offers an affordable, turnkey SOC-as-a-service solution. With a designated Concierge Security Team™, a proprietary cloud-based SIEM, 24x7 monitoring, incident response, vulnerability scans, and tailored escalation and ticketing processes, the Arctic Wolf SOC-as-a-service provides end-to-end security monitoring and vulnerability assessment at a fraction of the cost of a fulltime security engineer.

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