PCI (Payment Card Industry Security Standard)_Req 2.2.5

PCI (Payment Card Industry Security Standard)

Do not use vendor-supplied defaults for system passwords and other security measures

Req 2.2.5

2.2.5 Remove all unnecessary functionality such as scripts drivers features subsystems file systems and unnecessary web servers.

Unnecessary functions can provide additional opportunities for malicious individuals to gain access to a system. By removing unnecessary functionality organizations can focus on securing the functions that are required and reduce the risk that unknown functions will be exploited. Including this in server-hardening standards and processes addresses the specific security implications associated with unnecessary functions (for example by removing/disabling FTP or the web server if the server will not be performing those functions).

 

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