PCI DSS applies to all entities involved in payment card processing—including merchants, processors, acquirers, issuers, and service providers.

The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) was developed to encourage and enhance cardholder data security and facilitate the broad adoption of consistent data security measures globally. PCI DSS provides a baseline of technical and operational requirements designed to protect account data. PCI DSS applies to all entities involved in payment card processing—including merchants, processors, acquirers, issuers, and service providers. PCI DSS also applies to all other entities that store, process or transmit cardholder data (CHD) and/or sensitive authentication data (SAD).

Action1 provides this basic implementation framework for a subset of PCI DSS 3.2.1 as it pertains to endpoints running Windows operating systems that are part of the organization’s cardholder data environment (CDE). It is your responsibility to define the CDE and verify that the no cardholder data exists outside of the defined CDE. Once the CDE has been defined, you can use the queries from this category to automate regular on on-demand PCI DSS assessments of your endpoints.

PCI DSS: Requirement 1
    Install and maintain a firewall configuration to protect cardholder data
PCI DSS: Requirement 2
    Do not use vendor-supplied defaults for system passwords and other security parameters
PCI DSS: Requirement 3
    Protect stored cardholder data
PCI DSS: Requirement 4
    Encrypt transmission of cardholder data across open, public networks
PCI DSS: Requirement 5
    Protect all systems against malware and regularly update anti-virus software or programs
PCI DSS: Requirement 6
    Develop and maintain secure systems and applications
PCI DSS: Requirement 7
    Restrict access to cardholder data by business need-to-know
PCI DSS: Requirement 8
    Identify and authenticate access to system components
PCI DSS: Requirement 10
    Track and monitor all access to network resources and cardholder data

Sign-up for Action1 Free Edition to streamline compliance efforts for your network of endpoints. Such as you can simplify assessments of PCI DSS Compliance for your internal or external auditors, create instant or regular compliance reports that prove your compliance while reducing the costs. Action1 Endpoint Security Platform is entirely SaaS, with online web interface (no management tools to install) and it has zero cost for basic functionality. Running in the Cloud, Action1 discovers all of your endpoints within seconds and allows you to pass compliance audits and maintain continuous compliance with ease.