Accurately assess 94% of PCI DSS v4.0 network device procedures with Nipper

Developed and maintained by the PCI SSC (Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council), PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) is a set of industry standards designed to ensure all organizations that handle credit card information do so in a secure environment.

Established in 2006 by a council made up of major card brands, PCI DSS is a key part of retailers data security compliance programs. Whilst PCI DSS accreditation is not required by law, the council has the power to apply fines, increase transaction fees or terminate a merchant’s contract if they do not comply. The standards apply to organizations of all sizes, with four bands of compliance level dependent on fee value of transactions processed each year.

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Aggregating Nipper audit reports in your SIEM

Nipper can automate the assessment of 94% of testing procedures for PCI DSS requirements that relate to network devices - highlighting where you can save valuable time when determining PCI compliance.

Nipper’s accurate audit data can be injected into your SIEM via JSON, where the combined solution provides greater scope to analyze and remediate large numbers of your machines on a daily basis.

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Auditing your Card Data Environment (CDE)

PCI DSS requirements apply to all system components included in, or connected to, the cardholder data environment (CDE). The CDE is comprised of people, processes and technologies (network devices, servers, computing devices and applications) that store, process, or transmit cardholder data or sensitive authentication data.

There are six core principles PCI DSS aims to help merchants achieve;

• Build and maintain a secure network and systems
• Protect cardholder data
• Maintain a vulnerability management program
• Implement strong access control measures
• Regularly monitor and test networks
• Maintain an information security policy

For merchants to become PCI compliant, the process involves internal scans, penetration tests and file monitoring of cardholder data. Large businesses typically have their own internal security assessor (ISA) within the business to conduct the audit, where as qualified security assessor (QSA), approved by the PCI Security Standards Council evaluate the security infrastructure and provide a risk assessment for smaller businesses.

Failure to comply with PCI DSS can potentially violate GDPR, whilst adhering to the risk management framework helps to protect both the business and customers from the rise in data breaches, which cost UK retailers alone £265.1 million in 2018, a 29% increase on the previous year.

PCI DSS Requirements

With our Titania Nipper software, 94% of the PCI DSS 4.0 testing procedures relating to network devices can be automated and accurately assessed, demonstrating compliance across 6 of the 12 requirements, enabling your team members to focus on more strategic issues:

  • Requirement 1: Install and maintain a firewall configuration to protect cardholder data

  • Requirement 2: Do not use vendor-supplied defaults for system password and other security parameters

  • Requirement 6: Develop and maintain secure systems and applications

  • Requirement 8: Identify and authenticate access to system components

  • Requirement 10: Track and monitor all access to network resources and cardholder data

  • Requirement 11: Regularly test security systems and processes

Easy-to-follow reporting explains where and why your current systems pass and fail and what you need to do to achieve PCI compliance quickly and easily. 

That’s why ISAs and QSAs around the world choose to automate their most critical PCI DSS procedures with Titania software.

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