PCI (Payment Card Industry Security Standard)
Do not use vendor-supplied defaults for system passwords and other security measures
2.6 Shared hosting providers must protect each entity’s hosted environment and cardholder data. These providers must meet specific requirements as detailed in appendix A1: additional PCI DSS requirements for shared hosting providers.
This is intended for hosting providers that provide shared hosting environments for multiple clients on the same server. When all data is on the same server and under control of a single environment often the settings on these shared servers are not manageable by individual clients. This allows clients to add insecure functions and scripts that impact the security of all other client environments; and thereby make it easy for a malicious individual to compromise one client’s data and thereby gain access to all other clients’ data. See Appendix A1 for details of requirements. Protect Cardholder DataRequirement 3: Protect stored cardholder data Protection methods such as encryption truncation masking and hashing are critical components of cardholder data protection. If an intruder circumvents other security controls and gains access to encrypted data without the proper cryptographic keys the data is unreadable and unusable to that person. Other effective methods of protecting stored data should also be considered as potential risk mitigation opportunities. For example methods for minimizing risk include not storing cardholder data unless absolutely necessary truncating cardholder data if full PAN is not needed and not sending unprotected PANs using end-user messaging technologies such as e-mail and instant messaging. Please refer to the PCI DSS and PA-DSS Glossary of Terms Abbreviations and Acronyms for definitions of “strong cryptography” and other PCI DSS terms.
What is a Cybersecurity Compliance Framework?
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The Lionfish platform is compatible with a wide range of security and privacy frameworks, including:
- CMMC v2
- NERC CIP-002 through CIP-014 Revision 6
- NIST 800-171
- NIST 800-172
- PCI (Payment Card Industry Security Standard)
- SOC 2
- NIST 800-53
- NIST SP800-161 Supply Chain Risk Management
- CIS Framework Controls V8