Card Hunting: Finding Card Data For PCI
Unencrypted card data discovery is mandatory under PCI DSS Standard Requirement 3.1. Hence, an important factor for companies is understanding the best approach to take for card data exploration.
What do the credit card numbers mean?
Credit Card Number or Primary Account Number (PAN) is the identification number associated with the Card. It's contained in the magnetic strip.
How can you make stored PAN information unreadable?
Requirement 3 of the PCI DSS is about securing stored cardholder data, and six sub-requirements provide detailed guidelines for how merchants should store the various pieces of information on a card.
How do I Protect the Stored Payment Cardholder Data?
At the heart of the PCI DSS is the need to safeguard any cardholder data you carry. The standard includes examples of acceptable data security methods for card holders, such as encryption, tokenization, truncation, masking, and hashing.
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