PCI (Payment Card Industry Security Standard)_Req 12.4.1

PCI (Payment Card Industry Security Standard)

Maintain a policy that addresses information security for all personnel

Req 12.4.1

12.4.1 Additional requirement for service providers only: executive management shall establish responsibility for the protection of cardholder data and a PCI DSS compliance program to include: – Overall accountability for maintaining PCI DSS compliance – Defining a charter for a PCI DSS compliance program and communication to executive management. Note: This requirement is a best practice until January 31 2018 after which it becomes a requirement.

Executive management assignment of PCI DSS compliance responsibilities ensures executive level visibility into the PCI DSS compliance program and allows for the opportunity to ask appropriate questions to determine the effectiveness of the program and influence strategic priorities. Overall responsibility for the PCI DSS compliance program may be assigned to individual roles and/or to business units within the organization. Executive management may include C-level positions board of directors or equivalent. The specific titles will depend on the particular organizational structure. The level of detail provided to executive management should be appropriate for the particular organization and the intended audience.


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