Addressing Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliance requirements can represent a massive effort for today’s security teams—and the work is never done. Industry-leading businesses around the world rely on Thales to effectively and efficiently address these requirements.
Since Visa first rolled out its Cardholder Information Security Program (CISP) in 2001, organizations that manage cardholder data have been given detailed guidelines for securing their infrastructure and ultimately the payment data they manage.
While the PCI DSS requirements aren’t new, organizations’ technological environments and the threats that have to be combatted have changed dramatically in recent years. Further, the industry's guidelines continue to evolve, with the most recent release of PCI DSS, version 3.2, taking effect in July 2018.
While the PCI DSS features rules on everything from changing employee passwords regularly to deploying firewalls, many rules focus on the security of cardholder data and the systems used to manage it.
Thales can help address many of the critical challenges of addressing these PCI DSS standards. Our data security solutions help organizations take a comprehensive, data-centric approach to security that not only helps address near-term compliance objectives but ensures the security of sensitive assets in the long term.
One of the key challenges merchants, banks, and payment processors face is the implementation of data encryption, key management, and strong authentication to comply with the PCI security requirements—and to do so in an efficient and cost-effective manner.
In short, Thales data protection solutions address PCI compliance challenges without impacting your ability to leverage the data or deliver on the bottom line.
To establish secure networks, it is critical to institute strong, granular controls around such aspects as administrative access, server functions, virtual machines, and so on.
Encryption represents a vital requirement for safeguarding cardholder data. To address PCI DSS requirements, organizations need to leverage encryption of cardholder data in storage and transit.
An essential part of addressing this goal is through the development and maintenance of secure systems and applications. To achieve these objectives, organizations need to incorporate information security throughout the software development lifecycle.
Digital signatures are an essential aspect to establishing the validity of applications. Thales HSMs provide maximum security of signing material, storing this sensitive information in robust, tamper-resistant appliances, helping ensure the authenticity and integrity of code files.
To achieve and sustain compliance, it is essential to establish strong controls around who can access sensitive resources, and under what circumstances.
Effective capabilities for tracking user activities are essential in enabling security teams to prevent and detect compromises, and to minimize their impact should a breach occur.