Friday, November 28, 2014

PCI-DSS isn't about your cable service.

If you search the internet for DSS, you might find out that 

DSS, Digital Satellite System, is a huge improvement over all


types of Cable TV.

However in keeping with our security theme and fraud prevention idea's this week we are discussing the PCI-DSS, and how it relates to you as a supply chain member. Not all about how to get the best cable service at the best price. Possibly next post, Sorry... 

About the PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS):
The PCI DSS, a set of comprehensive requirements for enhancing payment account data security, was developed by the founding payment brands of the PCI Security Standards Council, including American Express, Discover Financial Services, JCB International, MasterCard Worldwide and Visa Inc. Inc. International, to help facilitate the broad adoption of consistent data security measures on a global basis.
The PCI DSS is a multifaceted security standard that includes requirements for security management, policies, procedures, network architecture, software design and other critical protective measures. This comprehensive standard is intended to help organizations proactively protect customer account data.
The PCI Security Standards Council will enhance the PCI DSS as needed to ensure that the standard includes any new or modified requirements necessary to mitigate emerging payment security risks, while continuing to foster wide-scale adoption.
Ongoing development of the standard will provide for feedback from the Advisory Board and other participating organizations. All key stakeholders are encouraged to provide input, during the creation and review of proposed additions or modifications to the PCI DSS.
The core of the PCI DSS is a group of principles and accompanying requirements, around which the specific elements of the DSS are organized:

Build and Maintain a Secure Network
Requirement 1: Install and maintain a firewall configuration to protect cardholder data
Requirement 2: Do not use vendor-supplied defaults for system passwords and other security parameters
Protect Cardholder Data
Requirement 3: Protect stored cardholder data
Requirement 4: Encrypt transmission of cardholder data across open, public networks
Maintain a Vulnerability Management Program
Requirement 5: Use and regularly update anti-virus software
Requirement 6: Develop and maintain secure systems and applications
Implement Strong Access Control Measures
Requirement 7: Restrict access to cardholder data by business need-to-know
Requirement 8: Assign a unique ID to each person with computer access
Requirement 9: Restrict physical access to cardholder data
Regularly Monitor and Test Networks
Requirement 10: Track and monitor all access to network resources and cardholder data
Requirement 11: Regularly test security systems and processes
Maintain an Information Security Policy
Requirement 12: Maintain a policy that addresses information security

The Systems House Promotes the PCI-DSS standard as the best method for securing your credit card data.

Now MDS Allows you to Become PCI-DSS compliant
Requirement 3: Protect stored cardholder data

By masking of All Credit Cards using XXXXX-1234
and eliminate storing of Pin Numbers

Requirement 4: Encrypt transmission of cardholder data across open, public networks

Using SSL Technology the MDS Systems secures all data over the network and allows for SSH or S/Telnet (secure)Access to MDS via the WinMDS Interface

Requirement 6: Develop and maintain secure systems and applications
MDS is a fully secured system with extensive audit capabilities

Requirement 7: Restrict access to cardholder data by business need-to-know Requirement
MDS Allows both user and process level security for all logins.
TSH remains committed to providing the best in customer service and support for our client base.

With responsive solutions and a large technical staff backing them up this is just one more example of the industry leading technology and solutions that are the core of Supply Chain Management for the Real World.

The Systems House, Inc. (TSH), formed in 1979, is a company with a long standing reputation for outstanding customer service. With in excess of 250 installed MDS clients throughout the United States and Canada, TSH is widely recognized as one of the premiere suppliers of software and computer solutions for the Distribution marketplace. TSH has made a corporate commitment to distribution, which assures our customers that the latest in technology innovation, so critical to their success in the complex and fast changing world of distribution, will be available when needed.

For more information on TSH or MDS call The Systems House, Inc. at 1-800- MDS-5556. Or send a message to
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