PCI (Payment Card Industry Security Standard)_Req 11.5

PCI (Payment Card Industry Security Standard)

Regularly test security systems and processes

Req 11.5

11.5 Deploy a change-detection mechanism (for example file-integrity monitoring tools) to alert personnel to unauthorized modification (including changes additions and deletions) of critical system files configuration files or content files; and configure the software to perform critical file comparisons at least weekly. Note: For change-detection purposes critical files are usually those that do not regularly change but the modification of which could indicate a system compromise or risk of compromise. Change-detection mechanisms such as file-integrity monitoring products usually come preconfigured with critical files for the related operating system. Other critical files such as those for custom applications must be evaluated and defined by the entity (that is the merchant or service provider).

Examples of files that should be monitored: – System executables – Application executables – Configuration and parameter files – Centrally stored historical or archived log and audit files – Additional critical files determined by entity (for example through risk assessment or other means).


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