PCI (Payment Card Industry Security Standard)_Test 8.5.1

PCI (Payment Card Industry Security Standard)

Identify and authenticate access to system components

Test 8.5.1

8.5.1 Additional testing procedure for service provider assessments only: examine authentication policies and procedures and interview personnel to verify that different authentication credentials are used for access to each customer. Note: This requirement applies only when the entity being assessed is a service provider.

To prevent the compromise of multiple customers through the use of a single set of credentials vendors with remote access accounts to customer environments should use a different authentication credential for each customer. Technologies such as multi-factor mechanisms that provide a unique credential for each connection (for example via a single-use password) could also meet the intent of this requirement.


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