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

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Chapter 14

The Art of Compensating Control

Information in this chapter:

• What is a Compensating Control?

• Where Are Compensating Controls in PCI DSS?

• What a Compensating Control is Not

• Funny Controls You Didn’t Design

• How to Create a Good Compensating Control

• Case Studies

Few payment security professionals can find a hotter Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) topic than compensating controls. They often look like a mythical compliance accelerator used to push PCI compliance initiatives through completion at a minimal cost to your company with the added bonus of consisting of little or no effort.

Compensating controls are challenging. They often require using a risk-based approach that can vary greatly from one Qualified ...

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