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Data Protection & Compliance

PCI DSS – Implementer

  • Learn employee Acceptable Use Policy
  • Identify two-Factor Authentication
  • Understanding the PCI PIN Transaction Security Program
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PCI DSS Implementer Course Outline

The PCI DSS Implementer course is split into 9 in-depth modules, which are covered over two days. The module outline is as follows: 

Modu​le 1:

  • Security Breaches Overview & Vulnerability Experiences
  • Structure & Relationships
  • Impact of Data Compromises and Increasing Risk to Cardholder Data
  • Compromise Case Study Examples

 

Module 2:

  • Overview of the PCI DSS and AIS
  • PCI DSS Objectives
  • Relationship to Industry Standards
  • Compliance & Validation – key differences

 

Module 3:

  • Compliance Validation Process
  • What is AIS Compliance and Validation Levels
  • New Self-Assessment Questionnaires
  • Overview of Scoping, Sampling and Compensating Controls

 

Module 4:

  • Requirements for Payment Applications
  • Payment Application Scope
  • Guidelines for Payment Application Security Strategy
  • Payment Application Mandates

 

Module 5:

  • Cardholder Data, Finding and Eliminating Sensitive Authentication Data
  • CVV vs CVV2, Track 1 vs Track 2 Data, Full Track or Magnetic Stripe
  • Track Data Characteristics and Guidelines for Searching, MOD-10
  • The PCI PIN Transaction Security Program

 

Module 6:

  • PCI DSS Applicability and Scoping
  • Important Cardholder Data concepts
  • PCI DSS Scoping Statement
  • Network Segmentation, Scoping examples

 

Module 7:

  • Compensating Controls
  • Definition, Myths, Facts
  • Successfully Applying Compensating Controls, Analysing Risk
  • Case Study Scenario and Discussion

 

Module 8:

  • New Standards and Emerging Technologies
  • PIN Transaction Security
  • Data Field / End to End Encryption
  • New Wireless Guidelines
  • Virtualization & Cloud Computing
  • Tokenization

 

Module 9:

  • A detailed explanation of PCI DSS Requirements (above) and Audit Guidelines including the 12 Sections and related sub requirements including:
  • Firewall configuration Standards Settings
  • Network Segmentation and Firewall Rules
  • Vendors Defaults and Admin Access
  • System Configuration Standards
  • Cardholder Data Retention
  • Protecting Stored Data
  • Encrypting Cardholder Data
  • Encryption Key Management
  • Encrypting Sensitive Data over Public Networks
  • Using and updating anti-virus software principles
  • Updated Wireless Guidelines, End to End
  • Encryption Patch management and change control
  • Software Development Controls
  • Secure Software Development
  • Web-facing Applications
  • End to End (E2E) encryption Restricting access to cardholder data
  • Unique User Ids
  • Two-Factor Authentication
  • User Authentication
  • Restricting physical access to cardholder data
  • Maintaining Information Security policies
  • Employee Acceptable Use Policy
  • Information Security Management Responsibilities
  • Employee Education and Screening
  • Service Provider Requirements
  • Incident Response Planning
  • Virtualization, tokenization, Cloud computing
  • Logging Access to Cardholder Data
  • Monitoring Access to Cardholder Data
  • Vulnerability Scans and Penetration Testing
  • IDS and FIM
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PCI DSS Implementer Course Overview

The PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) has been created by the PCI SCC (Security Standards Council) purposefully to enhance security of cardholder data, whilst enabling a consistent global standard of data security.

 

PCI DSS is applicable to every entity involved in processing, storing, or transmitting cardholder data such as merchants, acquires, issuers, processors, and service providers.

 

Therefore any organisation/enterprise involved in the processing, storing, or transmitting of cardholder data are required to be PCI DSS compliant. Adherence to the PCI DSS standards is enforced and regulated by payment brands.

 

This PCI DSS Implementation course is an intense and practical course that aims to give delegates an in depth understanding of PCI DSS. Furthermore it shall allow delegates to implement these changes within their organisations to ensure that they are PCI DSS compliant. If you require an introductory course, then our PCI DSS Foundation course may be suitable. 

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Who should attend?

As PCI DSS is applicable to all those involved in processing, storing, or transmitting cardholder data, it is essential that the appropriate personnel, who ensure that their organisation is fully compliant to the business and technical aspects of the PCI DSS, are well trained and fully aware.

Furthermore this course may also be beneficial to consultants who wish to provide advice on how to implement PCI DSS advice to their clients.

 

Pre-Requisites

There are no pre-requisites needed for this course. However there is a PCI DSS Foundation course that may be a suitable introduction to this PCI DSS Implementer course. 

There is no exam for this 2-day course. However full participation and attendance are necessary requirements to obtain PCI DSS Implementer certification.

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PCI DSS – Implementer FAQs

PCI Security Standards Council (SSC) is a body concerned with creating, maintaining, and bettering security standards for payment accounts. This security body was formed by American Express, Discover Financial Services, JCS International, MasterCard, and Visa Inc.
The PCI DSS has been created by the PCI SCC purposefully to enhance security of cardholder data, whilst enabling a consistent global standard of data security.
This course is 2 days
PCI DSS is applicable to every entity involved in processing, storing, or transmitting cardholder data such as merchants, acquires, issuers, processors, and service providers. Therefore any organisation/enterprise involved in the processing, storing, or transmitting of cardholder data are required to be PCI DSS compliant. Adherence to the PCI DSS standards is enforced and regulated by payment brands.
PCI DSS Foundation course that is a one day course providing an introduction to PCI DSS.
There is no exam for this course, however full participation and attendance are necessary requirements to obtain PCI DSS Implementer certification.

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"Really good course and well organised. Trainer was great with a sense of humour - his experience allowed a free flowing course, structured to help you gain as much information & relevant experience whilst helping prepare you for the exam"

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"...the trainer for this course was excellent. I would definitely recommend (and already have) this course to others."

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