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    PCI Data Security Standard

    Welcome to this course on PCI Data Security Standard. In this course, you'll learn about PCI Data Security Standard, what it is, why it is important and the key requirements - and identify what action you need to take to ensure PCI compliance. PCI Data Security Standard is the information security standard for organisations that process credit card payments. Learn what is expected of you if you deal with card payments. [Duration: 60 min]

    Learning Objectives

    • What is PCI Data Security Standard (DSS)
    • Why it is important
    • The key requirements
    • Identify what action you need to take to ensure PCI compliance

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    Course Contents

    • Welcome
    • PCI DSS basics
    • The PCI ecosystem
    • Why is PCI DSS important?
    • Examples: Information security breaches
    • Consequences of non-compliance
    • Exercise: Do you know?
    • You make the call: Fact or fiction?
    • How PCI DSS works
    • PCI DSS merchant levels
    • You make the call: Distinguishing between merchant levels
    • The goals of PCI DSS
    • You make the call: PCI DSS goals and requirements
    • Requirement 12: Maintain an information security policy
    • You make the call: Developing the security policy
    • Requirement 1: Install and maintain a firewall
    • Exercise: Rules for firewalls and router configurations
    • Requirement 2: Don't use defaults for system passwords and other security parameters
    • Examples: Malware
    • Requirement 3: Protect stored cardholder data
    • Key features of payment cards
    • You make the call: Rules for storing payment card data
    • You make the call: Taking action with payment card data
    • Masking the PAN and other payment card data
    • When is masking required?
    • Exercise: Applying the rules
    • Requirement 4: Encrypting the transmission of cardholder data
    • Safeguarding cardholder data with encryption
    • Maintaining a vulnerability management program
    • Requirement 5: Use and regularly update anti-virus software
    • Taking preventive action against malware
    • Scenario: Rajan's systems maintenance 1
    • Scenario: Rajan's systems maintenance 2
    • Requirement 6: Develop and maintain secure systems and applications
    • Exercise: Maintaining secure systems and applications
    • Exercise: Change control best practice
    • Access control measures
    • Requirement 7: Restrict access to cardholder data by business need to know
    • Exercise: Access control
    • Requirement 8: Assign a unique ID to each person with computer access
    • You make the call: Identifying and authenticating access to cardholder data
    • Exercise: Passwords
    • You make the call: Authentication
    • Password Pitfalls
    • Requirement 9: Restricting physical access to cardholder data
    • Exercise: Physical access
    • Exercise: Procedures for visitors
    • Exercise: Signs of tampering
    • Recap of the key rules
    • Monitoring and testing networks
    • Requirement 10: Track and monitor all access to network resources and cardholder data
    • Requirement 11: Test security systems and processes
    • You make the call: Penetration testing
    • Summary
    • Affirmation
    • Assessment


    Duration Approximately 60 minutes
    Audience Suitable for all staff - examples and interactivities designed for staff at all levels
    Prerequisites No previous knowledge or experience required
    Design SHARD-compliant, responsive display on all devices, accessibility on screen readers, visual design controlled via client style sheet
    Assessment Ten-question assessment
    Test-out Ability to offer optional test-out, whereby users can choose to skip the course content and complete the learning assignment simply by passing the assessment Deployment AICC and SCORM 1.2-compliant, suitable for both hosted and deployed SCORM or AICC
    Deployment AICC and SCORM 1.2-compliant, suitable for both hosted and deployed SCORM or AICC
    Compatibility All Windows, Mac OSX, iOS, Android (Flash-free for mobile compatibility)
    Tailoring Fully customisable on Skillcast Portal CMS
    Translation Pre-translated versions not available, but all text content can be exported for translation into all languages
    Localisation Based on UK legislation, but suitable for global audiences upon the removal of UK-specific references and translation as necessary


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