Security Policy for PCI DSS Compliance

1. Introduction

This policy outlines the security measures and protocols that Global Social Promotion LTD implements to ensure the protection of cardholder data and compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). Our commitment is to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of cardholder information.

2. Scope

This policy applies to all employees, contractors, consultants, temporary and other workers at Global Social Promotion LTD, including all personnel affiliated with third parties. It covers all systems, networks, and applications involved in storing, processing, or transmitting cardholder data.

3. Cardholder Data Protection

  • Data Minimization: Only the minimum necessary amount of cardholder data will be collected and stored.
  • Data Masking: Display only the last four digits of the card number when needed.
  • Encryption: Encrypt cardholder data during transmission and storage using strong cryptographic algorithms.

4. Network Security

  • Firewall Configuration: Implement and maintain robust firewall configurations to protect cardholder data.
  • Network Segmentation: Segment the network to isolate cardholder data environment from other networks and systems.
  • Access Controls: Restrict access to cardholder data on a need-to-know basis and ensure unique IDs for each user.

5. Access Control Measures

  • Authentication: Implement multi-factor authentication for access to systems handling cardholder data.
  • Authorization: Establish and enforce role-based access controls.
  • Review and Revocation: Regularly review access rights and promptly revoke access when no longer required.

6. Physical Security

  • Facility Access Controls: Restrict physical access to systems storing cardholder data to authorized personnel.
  • Media Handling: Protect and securely dispose of physical media containing cardholder data.

7. Monitoring and Testing

  • Log Management: Maintain comprehensive logging and monitoring of access to cardholder data and related systems.
  • Vulnerability Scanning: Conduct regular vulnerability scans and penetration testing.
  • Incident Response: Develop and maintain an incident response plan for security breaches involving cardholder data.

8. Data Integrity and Management

  • Patch Management: Ensure timely application of security patches to all systems handling cardholder data.
  • Backup and Recovery: Implement and regularly test backup and disaster recovery plans.

9. Employee Training and Awareness

  • Security Training: Provide regular training to all employees on security policies, procedures, and best practices.
  • Compliance Awareness: Ensure all employees understand the importance of PCI DSS compliance.

10. Policy Review and Maintenance

  • Regular Updates: Review and update this policy annually or whenever there are significant changes to the business or regulatory environment.
  • Feedback Mechanism: Establish a feedback mechanism for employees to report security concerns and suggestions.

11. Compliance and Accountability

  • Compliance Checks: Conduct regular internal audits to ensure compliance with PCI DSS requirements.
  • Responsibility: Designate a PCI Compliance Officer responsible for maintaining and overseeing PCI DSS compliance efforts.

12. Third-Party Management

  • Vendor Due Diligence: Conduct due diligence on third-party service providers handling cardholder data to ensure their compliance with PCI DSS.
  • Contractual Obligations: Ensure contracts with third parties include PCI DSS compliance requirements.

13. Conclusion

Global Social Promotion LTD is dedicated to maintaining the highest standards of security to protect cardholder data. Adherence to this policy is mandatory for all employees, contractors, and third-party partners. Failure to comply may result in disciplinary action, including termination of employment or contracts.

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