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PCI Compliance, 3rd Edition by Anton Chuvakin, Branden R. Williams

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Chapter 7

Protecting Cardholder Data

Information in this chapter:

• What is Data Protection and Why is it Needed?

• Requirements Addressed in This Chapter

• PCI Requirement 3: Protect Stored Cardholder Data

• What Else Can You Do to Be Secure?

• PCI Requirement 4 Walk-Through

• Requirement 12 Walk-Through

• Appendix A of PCI DSS

• How to Become Compliant and Secure

• Common Mistakes and Pitfalls

• Case Study

The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) was created to decrease the risk of electronic card transactions by mandating security controls at merchants and service providers; it is, thus, obvious that protecting the data is one of the key goals of the standard. Most of the 12 requirements cover data protection at least indirectly. ...

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