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PCI DSS: Securing Data, Systems, and Applications

by John Elliott and Jacob Ansari

Requirements 3 to 6 of PCI DSS version 3.2.1 are to protect cardholder data and maintain a vulnerability management program. You'll understand what each requirement asks for and discover practical guidance from experienced PCI assessors.

What you'll learn

The key to achieving PCI DSS compliance is a thorough knowledge of each of the sub-requirements and how they will be assessed. In this course, PCI DSS: Securing Data, Systems, and Applications, you’ll learn how to interpret PCI DSS requirements 3 through 6 and apply them to your organization. First, you’ll learn how PCI DSS wants stored cardholder data to be protected. Next, you’ll explore the requirement to encrypt cardholder data in transit and the requirement to protect systems against malware. Then, you’ll take a look at the largest requirement in PCI DSS which is to develop and maintain secure systems and applications. Finally, you’ll discover practical insights about all four requirements from experienced PCI assessors. When you’ve finished with this course, you'll have the skills and knowledge to apply PCI DSS requirements 3 through 6 to an organization’s environment and to determine whether it is compliant with the demands of the standard.

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Course Overview
Requirement 6 Continued: Change Control in the CDE

About the authors

John Elliott is a specialist in regulated security and data protection. His fascination is the way that people engage with security directives: whether that’s a company following external regulation, an information security team developing policies, an IT team following them, or a colleague who is just trying to do their job securely. John has led information security and data protection functions in aviation and financial services. He’s represented both Visa Europe and Mastercard on the PCI S... more

Jacob Ansari worked on Pluralsight courses that cover the topic of PCI DSS Standards.

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