PCI (Payment Card Industry Security Standard)_Req 8.1.8

PCI (Payment Card Industry Security Standard)

Identify and authenticate access to system components

Req 8.1.8

8.1.8 If a session has been idle for more than 15 minutes require the user to re-authenticate to re-activate the terminal or session.

When users walk away from an open machine with access to critical system components or cardholder data that machine may be used by others in the user’s absence resulting in unauthorized account access and/or misuse. The re-authentication can be applied either at the system level to protect all sessions running on that machine or at the application level.


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