The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS) is a set of security standards intended to ensure that all companies that accept, process, store, or transmit credit card information maintain a secure environment. PCI-DSS framework includes 12 key requirements that credit card processors must continually follow, which include monitoring, testing, assessing, and testing their networks, systems, infrastructure, business processes, and handling procedures.
Easy PCI-DSS Assessments
The PCI-DSS assessments can be a very time-consuming process for QSA and internal staff with oversight responsibilities. Annual PCI-DSS assessments and attestations are required for all in-scope cardholder data environment applications and systems. This provides a snapshot into the effectiveness of defined user access and change management internal controls through a sample of all access control related changes. Additionally, identified issues of non-compliance are discovered after the fact, often months later, preventing department administrators from taking immediate corrective actions.
SeQureview can handle all the heavy lifting. SeQureview will effortlessly monitor, evaluate, and report on thousands of access control change events in near real-time and provide interested parties with standard and custom reports to support documentation requirements for assessments, notification for SLA adherence, and departmental self-review - becoming an additional internal control for the department.
SeQureview’s comes with automated reports that can be used to provide an access control and change management record of compliance for regulations like PCI, SOX, and HIPAA. Custom reports can include information that is most relevant to specific audiences, including QSAs, auditors, regulators, senior management, and technical teams.
Limiting digital access to all system components that are included in or connected to the cardholder data environment is a crucial component of PCI-DSS control testing and compliance. Organizations need to regulate and monitor users and systems that have access to technology systems and applications that are part of the cardholder data environment. SeQureview will assist with PCI compliance and assurance through:
- User and system access rights management and monitoring during on-boarding, role changes, transfers, and off-boarding. By integrating with a change management system, SeQureview helps to ensure that each user and system account is approved and adheres to the organizational defined segregation of duties and ‘least privilege’ role-based standards.
- Continuous and complete review and audit of access controls. SeQureview evaluates, reviews and audits 100% of access control events across the entire application.
- Automated and near real-time reporting. This not only frees up time for Qualified Security Assessors (QSA) and other internal staff that have oversight responsibilities but provides immediate feedback to administrators of a potential compliance access control violation. This allows administrators to make changes as the issue is discovered instead of being notified months later during an annual review.
Disciplined change management practices are another key component of PCI-DSS compliance. Organizations must ensure the integrity of cardholder data environment systems that store regulated data through an effective, repeatable, and demonstratable change process. SeQureview will help ensure organizations adhere to change management requirements through:
- Automated controls to validate the change request. SeQureview integrates with the change management system to identify the requested change and evaluate the status of the change request to ensure that it is valid, approved, and all required documentation is collected.
- Validation of authorized and approved changes within applications. SeQureview then evaluates the status of connected applications to help ensure that only a change that has been approved and authorized within the change management system is completed.
- Detailed reporting on approved and unapproved changes. By having visibility into both the change management system and critical in-scope applications, SeQureview can identify, report, and alert when an access control change is made that is not approved, does not meet SLA requirements, or does not adhere to role-based standards.