thePCI Portal


A Scoping Aligned Network Architecture

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The process of system component classification for the purpose of determining the applicability of security controls for the protection of CHD (and achieving PCI DSS compliance).

  • The process features:
  • Risk-based Methodology
  • Inventories
  • Documentation
  • Annual Review

The system component classification criteria include:

  • Connectivity rules
  • Data storage rules
  • Data encryption rules
  • Segmentation options
  • Management rules
  • Virtualization and storage subsystem rules

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