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Re: PCI, EFS and the future?
From: Sean Waddell <swaddell () espgroup net>
Date: Tue, 06 Feb 2007 09:50:13 -0500

Brandon just setup a zabbix server on our stack 2 here to monitor the
wellpoint server as well as go out and monitor our portals. I would
suggest in the interim let's setup and monitor the 7 dr portals down
there....that would at least tell us if there is network connectivity.
Once we can get a zabbix monitor down there we can have it monitor the
router etc.

Sean Waddell
Director of Operations
The ESP Group LLC

Craig Wright wrote:
Let assume that the datbase is a standard one such as Oracle or SQL. The
database is loaded into the systems memory decrypted. EFS does not
encrypt database tables. It may encrypt the ENTIRE file, but when the
database is live it is loaded Unencrypted. EFS is thus not the be all
and end all for PCI requirements.

Next, EFS does nothing to help with ensuring backups are secure on tape.

It does nothing to secure the network or internal system transfers.

The idea is that there is no cut and dry solution out of the box. It is
something that requires thought.


-----Original Message-----
From: listbounce () securityfocus com [mailto:listbounce () securityfocus com]
On Behalf Of Saqib Ali
Sent: Saturday, 3 February 2007 9:14 AM
To: Nick Vaernhoej
Cc: security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: Re: PCI, EFS and the future?

My gut feeling is telling me that EFS is the wrong solution and I fear
that it won't be in compliance with PCI's data at rest specs.

May I ask why you feel that EFS is the wrong solution? On the face, it
seems to satisfy all the PCI data storage encryption requirements ....

I will tell you more why EFS might not be a good idea, but I want to
hear your opinion first.

Here is some white-papers (disclaimer: they are self-serving, but
still good) that cover data storage requirements for PCI.

Also check out http://www.decru.com/


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