Requirement 5

PCI DSS Requirement 5 | Use and Regularly Update Anti-Virus Software or Programs | PCI Policies, Templates, Documents | Order Today

PCI Requirement 5, “Use and regularly update anti-virus software or programs”, mandates that comprehensive measures are in place for detecting, removing, and protecting all known types of malicious software that can seriously threaten the safety and security of system components within the cardholder data environment (CDE), and all other systems commonly affected by malware.  This essentially requires best practices of installing enterprise-wide anti-virus (AV) platforms, consisting of a dedicated anti-virus server that pushes out all necessary updates and all applicable anti-virus mechanisms are current, actively running, and generating logs.  However – easier said than done – most organizations are inherently weak when it comes to anti-virus, particular updating the software itself and definitions.  Additionally, Requirement 5 of the PCI DSS standards also calls for verification of an anti-virus “policy”, for which you can obtain when purchasing and downloading PCI policies, templates, and documentation from, the global leading in providing documented PCI policies and procedures for both merchants and service providers.

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The PCI policies, templates, and documentation map directly to each of the following reporting PCI DSS reporting requirements for merchants and service providers:

•    SAQ A for Merchants
•    SAQ B for Merchants
•    SAQ C for Merchants
•    SAQ C-VT for Merchants
•    SAQ D for Merchants and Service Providers
•    SAQ P2PE-HW for Merchants
•    Onsite Assessments by PCI-QSA for Merchants and Service Providers

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