IT-10 Standard for Managing Vulnerabilities within Networks Processing Cardholder Data


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Purpose

This document establishes a formal vulnerability management standard and outlines the related requirements specified in the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards that must be implemented into all UMD network infrastructures that are processing cardholder data.

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Additional authority

The following standards help guide the content of this document: Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard - Requirements 5 and 6.

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Scope

This standard applies to all UMD network infrastructures that are transmitting and processing cardholder data. PCI DSS defines the following data elements as cardholder data: full Primary Account Number or full PAN plus any of the following: cardholder name, expiration date, service code, information from magnetic strip or card chip, and/or Personal Identification Number.

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Standard

Vulnerabilities must be managed on UMD departmental and affiliated vendor networks that are handling cardholder data in order to decrease the likelihood of unauthorized individuals gaining access to this data. An effective vulnerability management program requires that security controls are implemented to provide detection, prevention and protection against vulnerabilities. These security controls are addressed by the requirements specified in this standard and must be implemented in order to be compliant with the PCI DSS Vulnerability Management Program requirements.

NOTE: As a general rule, every PCI Standard should be reviewed annually and updated as needed to reflect changes to business objectives or the risk environment.

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Requirements

Malware protection

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Vulnerability scanning

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Patching

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Develop and maintain secure systems

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