Chapter 4

Determining and reducing the PCI scope


Every successful project around PCI DSS hinges on correctly scoping the environment. Expect that you should learn exactly how to scope your environment, learn ways to reduce it, and get tips for planning your PCI DSS projects.


Reducing Scope
Foundation of PCI DSS
Information in this chapter
• The basics of PCI DSS scoping
• The “gotchas” of PCI scope
• Scope reduction tips
• Planning your PCI project
• Case study
Scoping your Payment Card Industry (PCI) environment is one of the most critical things you must get right in your quest to comply with this daunting standard. So many companies have cost themselves thousands and even millions of dollars by over- or ...

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