The PCI DSS 4.0 standard includes updates such as multi-factor authentication for remote access to cardholder data, protection of cryptographic keys used for encryption, and regular vulnerability scanning and penetration testing. Additionally, service providers must now ensure that sub-service providers are also compliant with the standard. These updates aim to further strengthen the security of payment systems and protect sensitive customer information.
It is important for businesses to stay up-to-date with the latest versions of the PCI DSS standard in order to effectively protect their customers’ data and avoid potential fines and penalties. Organizations should work with qualified security professionals to assess and address any necessary changes to their processes and systems in alignment with the updated requirements.
Overall, the PCI DSS 4.0 standard continues to emphasize the importance of strong data security measures in the payment industry. Adhering to these guidelines helps safeguard customers and strengthen trust in businesses handling their sensitive information.
PCI DSS 4.0 checklist
1. Implement multi-factor authentication for remote access to cardholder data
2. Protect cryptographic keys used for encryption
3. Perform regular vulnerability scanning and penetration testing
4. Ensure that all service providers and sub-service providers are compliant with the standard
5. Regularly assess and update processes and systems in line with updated requirements
6. Maintain a secure environment for storing, processing, and transmitting cardholder data
7. Restrict access to cardholder data only to those who have a legitimate business need
8. Regularly monitor and test networks to detect and prevent unauthorized access
9. Maintain an information security policy that addresses all PCI DSS requirements. 10. Regularly assess compliance and address any identified gaps or weaknesses.