PCI Security Testing Policy
The purpose of this policy is to ensure security testing complies with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS).1
This IT policy, and all policies referenced herein, shall apply to all members of the University community, including faculty, students, administrative officials, staff, alumni, authorized guests, delegates, and independent contractors (the “User(s)” or “you”) who use, access, or otherwise employ, locally or remotely, the University’s IT Resources, whether individually controlled, shared, stand-alone, or networked.
- PCI Network vulnerabilities must be tracked, monitored, and tested quarterly, per PCI DSS guidelines.
- Any findings that do not comply with PCI DSS guidelines must be remediated.
1 The Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) was launched on September 7, 2006, to manage the ongoing evolution of the Payment Card Industry (PCI) security standards focusing on improving payment account security throughout the transaction process. The PCI DSS is administered and managed by the PCI SSC, an independent body created by the major payment card brands (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, and JCB).
IT Resources include computing, networking, communications, application, telecommunications systems, infrastructure, hardware, software, data, databases, personnel, procedures, physical facilities, cloud-based vendors, Software as a Service (SaaS) vendors, and any related materials and services.
Related Policies and Procedures
- Acceptable Uses of IT Infrastructure and Resources
- Merchant Credit Card Acceptance Policy
- Vulnerability Management Policy
|Responsible Person:||Director, IT Risk and Data Integrity|
|Approval Date:||February 28, 2017|
|1.0.1||02/28/2017||Definitions edit; no change to policy|
|1.0.2||05/24/2018||Updated disclaimer, scope, and definitions|
|01/16/2020||Reviewed; no changes.|
|1.2||01/20/2021||Updated policy statement|
Policy Disclaimer Statement
Deviations from policies, procedures, or guidelines published and approved by the University Information Security Office (UISO) may only be done cooperatively between the UISO and the requesting entity with sufficient time to allow for appropriate risk analysis and documentation and possible presentation to authorized University representatives. Failure to adhere to UISO written policies may be met with University sanctions.