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Re: How does a customer get PCI audited?
From: Adriel Desautels <adriel () netragard com>
Date: Tue, 03 Jun 2008 17:25:04 -0400
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Craig Wright wrote:
"What are the chances of them getting audited?"
PCI Top level = 100%
A break-in occurs = 99.5%
A better question is how do I pass an audit and better yet, how do I secure my systems.
PCI-DSS is just the tip of the iceberg for potential issues. In fact it is the low risk consideration. Think class
action. PCI-DSS compliance is at least a small defence. That is being ACTUALLY compliant and not just doing enough to
fool the QSA.
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From: listbounce () securityfocus com [mailto:listbounce () securityfocus com] On Behalf Of Scott Race
Sent: Tuesday, 3 June 2008 8:37 AM
To: security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: How does a customer get PCI audited?
I have a client (same one from a previous post) who has some pretty
serious security issues on their network (unsecured .mdb file with
credit card into, etc). I will be fixing the major security holes in
their network, but they still have PCI compliance issues, and I'm
assuming they need to have a quarterly scan done.
They've had this setup for about a year, they knows nothing about PCI
and compliance (myself included, I am not a QSA and still learning about
the compliance procedure).
What are the chances of them getting audited? How does all that work?
Could they potentially fly under the radar for years? I thought there
was something they had to report quarterly to show they're working on
compliance, or something.
I want to be able to tell they company "Listen, here's what could happen
if you get audited, and here's the chances of you getting audited" in
hopes they would take it seriously. I don't want to scare them without
knowing the facts, first I want to know the facts, then I will scare
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