Enduring Knowledge Publications
Credit Card Security Policies
PCI DSS 2.0
Version 1.0 - October, 31, 2012
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Introduction and Scope
This document explains Enduring Knowledge Publication’s credit card security requirements as required by the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) Program. Enduring Knowledge Publications management is committed to these security policies to protect information utilized by Enduring Knowledge Publications in attaining its business goals. All employees are required to adhere to the policies described within this document.
Scope of Compliance
The PCI requirements apply to all systems that store, process, or transmit cardholder data. Currently, Enduring Knowledge Corporation does not store cardholder data in electronic format, nor does it process or transmit any cardholder data on their systems or premises. Retention of cardholder data, if any, shall be limited to paper reports or receipts.
Due to the limited nature of the in-scope environment, this document is intended to meet the PCI requirements as defined in Self-Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ) A, ver. 2.0, October, 2010. Should Enduring Knowledge Publications implement additional acceptance channels, begin storing, processing, or transmitting cardholder data in electronic format, or otherwise become ineligible to validate compliance under SAQ A, it will be the responsibility of Enduring Knowledge Publications to determine the appropriate compliance criteria and implement additional policies and controls as needed.
Requirement 9: Restrict Physical Access to Cardholder Data
Physically Secure all Media Containing Cardholder Data
Hard copy materials containing confidential or sensitive information (e.g., paper receipts, paper reports, faxes, etc.) are subject to the following storage guidelines:
- All media must be physically secured. (PCI requirement 9.6)
- Strict control must be maintained over the internal or external distribution of any kind of media containing cardholder data. These controls shall include:
- Media must be classified so the sensitivity of the data can be determined. (PCI Requirement 9.7.1)
- Media must be sent by a secure carrier or other delivery method that can be accurately tracked. (PCI Requirement 9.7.2)
- Logs must be maintained to track all media that is moved from a secured area, and management approval must be obtained prior to moving the media. (PCI Requirement 9.8)
- Strict control must be maintained over the storage and accessibility of media containing cardholder data. (PCI Requirement 9.9)
Destruction of Data
All media containing cardholder data must be destroyed when no longer needed for business or legal reasons. (PCI requirement 9.10)
Hardcopy media must be destroyed by shredding, incineration or pulping so that card holder data cannot be reconstructed. Container storing information waiting to be destroyed must be secured to prevent access to the contents. (PCI Requirement 9.10.1)
Requirement 12: Maintain a Policy that Addresses Information Security for Employees and Contractors
Enduring Knowledge Publications shall implement and maintain policies and procedures to manage service providers. (PCI requirement 12.8)
This process must include the following:
- Maintain a list of service providers (PCI requirement 12.8.1)
- Maintain a written agreement that includes an acknowledgement that the service providers are responsible for the security of the cardholder data the service providers possess (PCI requirement 12.8.2)
- Implement a process to perform proper due diligence prior to engaging a service provider (PCI requirement 12.8.3)
- Monitor service providers’ PCI DSS compliance status (PCI requirement 12.8.4)