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Over 2,000,000 retail businesses in the U.S. will benefit from Apptega’s PCI cybersecurity framework implementation tools and reporting
ATLANTA – June 10, 2017 – Apptega, the global cybersecurity automation software company today announced the PCI framework is now included in the Apptega platform.
The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is an information security standard for organizations that handle credit cards and is mandated by card brands and administered by the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council. The standard was created to increase controls around cardholder data to reduce credit card fraud.
The PCI Data Security Standard specifies twelve requirements for compliance and Apptega has automated these within the platform:
1. Firewall configurations
2. Vendor-supplied defaults for system passwords
3. Protecting stored cardholder data
4. Encryption of cardholder data
5. Antivirus software
6. Developing and maintaining secure systems and applications
7. Restricting access to cardholder data
8. Assigning unique IDs
9. Restricting physical access to cardholder data
10. Tracking and monitoring network access
11. Testing security systems and processes
12. Maintaining a policy for information security
Apptega enables retail organizations of all sizes to manage the implementation and compliance to the PCI Security Standard with real-time compliance scoring, project lifecycle, task management, calendaring, collaboration, budgeting and vendor management for over 250 sub-controls. The platform also delivers one-click reporting for PCI audits, eliminating the hundreds of hours of time typically spent on fulfilling compliance reviews, attestations, board reviews and customer requests.
Apptega is committed to making cybersecurity easier and more accessible for everyone. By using technology to unify, track and report cybersecurity processes, we help organizations of all sizes stay protected and compliant. Apptega was founded in early 2017 by American entrepreneur Armistead Whitney and is headquartered in Atlanta. For more information, visit apptega.com.