PCI Compliance: The Definitive Guide by Abhay Bhargav

By Abhay Bhargav

Although agencies that shop, technique, or transmit cardholder info are required to conform with fee card criteria, such a lot locate it tremendous hard to conform with and meet the necessities of those technically rigorous criteria. PCI Compliance: The Definitive Guide explains the bits and bobs of the check card (PCI) defense criteria in a way that's effortless to appreciate.

This step by step guidebook delves into PCI criteria from an implementation point of view. It starts off with a uncomplicated creation to PCI compliance, together with its heritage and evolution. It then completely and methodically examines the explicit requisites of PCI compliance. PCI necessities are provided in addition to notes and overview recommendations for auditors and assessors.

The textual content outlines software improvement and implementation options for cost program info defense normal (PA-DSS) implementation and validation. Explaining the PCI criteria from an implementation perspective, it clarifies the purpose of the criteria on key concerns and demanding situations that entities needs to conquer of their quest to fulfill compliance necessities.

The ebook is going past detailing the necessities of the PCI criteria to delve into the a number of implementation innovations on hand for reaching PCI compliance. The e-book incorporates a certain appendix at the lately published PCI-DSS v 3.0. It additionally includes case reports from a number of industries present process compliance, together with banking, retail, outsourcing, software program improvement, and processors. Outlining strategies extracted from profitable real-world PCI implementations, the ebook ends with a dialogue of PA-DSS criteria and validation requirements.

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This data is stored and used for processing during a payment-card transaction. When the card is swiped on a reader, the magnetic card reader head reads the track information on the payment card and transmits this information to the processors. Every magnetic-stripe card has up to three tracks of data. 223 inches of width (width of the magnetic stripe). Card readers only read Track 1 and Track 2 data, or sometimes both when one of them is unreadable. Track 3 is not usually read. Track 1 was developed by the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

1 ATM skimming fraud. CardSystems had been breached because of an SQL-injection attack. The attack, which had been perpetrated by external attackers, relied on compromising a backend database that was being used by a Web application that was used by the customers of CardSystems. SQL injection is an attack that allows an attacker to enter crafted SQL queries into the application’s form fields and parameters and get access to the back-end database. The attackers in the CardSystems breach were able to run crafted database queries through the vulnerable Web application.

This chapter details a brief history of credit card fraud and some of the key security incidents in the paymentcard industry that prompted the requirement for security to become a key aspect of this industry and its ecosystem. 1 A BRIEF HISTORY OF CREDIT CARD FRAUD Before the advent of e-commerce, credit card fraud was largely a physical act. The compromise of payment-card information largely revolved around compromising an individual’s card (physically) and then using the card to perform transactions (impersonating the legal holder of the card).

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