Requirement 7

PCI DSS Requirement 7 | Restrict Access to Cardholder Data | Sample PCI Compliance Policies, Procedures, Templates

PCI Requirement 7, “Restrict access to cardholder data by need to know”, is yet another area that calls for PCI compliance policies, procedure, and templates, as this “requirement” relates to limiting access to critical data on a “need to know” basis only.  One of the very best ways to achieve this is by incorporating Role Based Access Control – simply known as RBAC – whereby privileges and rights for accessing systems are assigned to individuals based on specific job classifications and functions.  And a large part of Requirement 7 calls for “confirming” and “examining” systems for ensuring they’re meeting the stated PCI guideline, such as the following:

•    Access rights for privileged users are restricted to least privileges necessary to perform job responsibilities.
•    Privileges are assigned to individuals based on job classification and function, such as Role Based Access Control (RBAC).
•    An authorization form is required for all access, which must specify required privileges, and it must be signed by management.
•    Access controls are implemented via an automated access control system.
•    Access control systems are in place on all system components.
•    Access control systems are configured to enforce privileges assigned to individuals based on job classification and function.
•    Access control systems have a “deny all” setting.

Sample PCI Policies, Procedures, Templates for SAQ A – D, P2PE-HW, and Onsite Assessments
One of the very best ways to documents the above requirements, and in turn, comply with PCI is having PCI compliance policies, procedures, and templates in place, such as those offered by offers both merchants and service providers policy documentation that maps directly to each of the following PCI compliance programs for self-assessments and onsite assessments by a PCI-QSA:

•    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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