For cybercriminals, credit card data is a gold mine. Left unprotected, hackers do all they can to steal cardholder data. Protecting this information has become a risk and security management priority for banks, credit card companies and businesses.

PCI DSS Compliance

For cybercriminals, credit card data is a gold mine. Left unprotected, hackers do all they can to steal cardholder data. Protecting this information has become a risk and security management priority for banks, credit card companies and businesses.

To address these challenges, the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard was created. The PCI DSS consists of 12 high level requirements for protecting credit card information. All organizations that store, process or transmit cardholder data – including banks, merchants, processors and service providers – are required to comply.

PCI DSS Requirement 6: Develop and maintain secure systems and applications

With Requirement 6, the PCI DSS makes clear the importance of application security and vulnerability management with respect to the systems that process, transmit or store cardholder data. More specifically, PCI DSS requires company to establish a process for identifying and remediating vulnerabilities. The standard also direct companies to ensure security is incorporated throughout the SDLC.

PCI DSS Requirement 11: Regularly test security systems and processes

As stressed in Requirement 11, vulnerability management is a cornerstone of protecting cardholder data and reducing cyber risk. The standard requires companies to run internal and external network scans, as well as a methodology for penetration testing.

To address PCI Requirements 6 and 11, companies deploy a range of tools to continuously monitor application security through the CI/CD pipeline (e.g., SAST, DAST, SCA, etc.) In addition, various threat vulnerability management and penetration testing tools identify threats across infrastructure. The result? Companies lack a complete and actionable view of application and infrastructure risk.

The ZeroNorth orchestration platform

The ZeroNorth platform provides customers a solution that supports orchestrated risk management and PCI compliance. We enable organizations to orchestrate all scanning tools from a single pane of glass, aligning these tasks into a single workflow. With this view, businesses have visibility into threats across the CI/CD pipeline, greatly improving their ability to manage a PCI compliance program.

Through the ability to orchestrate application security and vulnerability management across all phases of the SDLC, ZeroNorth enables companies to:

  • Gain comprehensive visibility into risk facing the business across the CI/CD pipeline
  • Reduce risk to critical business applications and assets by prioritizing threats across your environment – from the data center to the cloud – and streamlining remediation
  • Achieve compliance with global regulatory and data protection mandates, including PCI
  • Save time and money (e.g., FTEs) dedicated to managing disparate vulnerability and threat management tools
  • Deliver Business- and Board-level visibility into threats, remediation and the organization’s security posture over time

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