WHITEPAPER

How to be PCI DSS compliant by protecting endpoint devices in remote environments

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Read the whitepaper to learn more about:

Why PCI DSS compliance is mandated by credit card brands and the consequences of non-compliance

Unique security risks like Device Sharing, and new threats in the work-from-home environment

Why protecting remote devices is a crucial part of any robust security infrastructure

How ActiveLock authenticates your workforce to block unauthorized users from accessing company devices

Overview

This whitepaper explores how companies can stay compliant with the Payment and Card Information Security Standard (PCI DSS) when employees work remotely, and why continuous authentication of endpoint devices is a crucial step in reaching PCI DSS compliance goals.

Challenge

Cardholder data theft and breaches affect the payment card ecosystem as a whole.

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For customers:
There is a huge personal fallout in terms of their data being exposed, their credit being negatively impacted, and them losing trust in merchants and financial institutions.

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For merchants and financial institutions:
Such breaches lead to the loss of credibility and financial penalties from non-compliance, but could also mean having their payment card acceptance rights revoked if proper handling of financial data is not strictly followed.

But with the recent shift in much of the workforce accessing customer payment data from remote environments, this has actually created even greater threats to data security β€” requiring the need for robust security measures across organizational systems and structures.

While sensitive paper records can be stored under lock and key, protecting digital files is trickier unless you have continuous authentication on your endpoints that ensure only authorized users can access your devices in remote environments.

Even though security teams should always aim to build a robust security architecture within their system to achieve full PCI DSS compliance long-term, adding continuous authentication solutions like ActiveLock is a fast and easy way to protect your company devices immediately β€” helping you secure sensitive payment and customer data that lives on employee computers.

Learn how to be PCI DSS compliant when your workforce is remote.