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Re: PCI Compliance Policies
From: Curt Wilson <curtw () SIU EDU>
Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2007 09:40:53 -0500

What are other .edus doing in terms of staff resources for PCI
compliance? How are other security teams with limited staff handling the
demand of keeping up with existing work and dealing with everything else
that PCI brings to the table?

In the ideal environment much of the standard would have already been
applied, but I am not sure how many of us live in that ideal environment.

If someone is a level 4 vendor does that change the dates or
requirements? Or are they the same for everyone.

I will be doing some additional reading (RTFM) on this.


Brad Judy wrote:
We've been doing PCIDSS compliance actions for some time now, including
quarterly scans from an approved vendor, annual self-assessment forms
for each department, etc.

We don't have a specific PCIDSS policy (although any systems that store
CC#'s fall into our private data security policy) partially because, to
me, it seems like any policy statement would end up saying "you must be
compliant with applicable regulatory requirements".  As mentioned, it
might be best to refer departments on campus to a combination of the
direct PCI info and related existing campus policies.

If you're new to this, the best place to start is with the currently
applicable version of the PCIDSS standards (1.1), which can be found


Then you can move on to the numerous supporting documents here:


Most notable of which, IMO, are the audit procedures, which give some
more detail on the requirements:


And the self-assessment questionnaire, which someone in your school
should already be filling out:


The above website also maintains the list of certified assessors and
scanners.  Find ones that you feel comfortable with.

Brad Judy

IT Security Office
University of Colorado at Boulder

-----Original Message-----
From: Sandford, Doug [mailto:doug () UA EDU]
Sent: Thursday, July 19, 2007 9:35 AM
Subject: [SECURITY] PCI Compliance Policies

Has anyone developed policies related to the process of
becoming PCI compliant? Or perhaps links to some sources that
have already been developed? Not having to re-invent the
wheel would speed the certification process considerably.

Thanks in advance.....

Doug Sandford
University of Alabama
Office of Information Technology

Curt Wilson
IT Network Security Officer
Southern Illinois University Carbondale

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