PCI Compliance Training Test!

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PCI Compliance Training Test! - Quiz

This is a PCI compliance training test! Being that we are living in a paperless society, credit and debit cards are the most used ways of payments, and establishments need to follow some regulations to ensure the safety of the buyers who use the cards in their institutions. Do take this quiz and get to see if you comply with them.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    PCI DSS was created by the major credit card companies.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    PCI DSS was developed by the five major payment card brands (American Express, Discover, JCB, MasterCard and Visa) which founded the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) in 2006. The mission of the PCI SSC is to develop, manage, educate and create awareness of the PCI Security Standards.

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  • 2. 

    The financial services, healthcare, insurance and higher education industries have the highest percentages of businesses that store credit card data.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    According to a 2007 Forrester Research report, the financial services, healthcare, insurance and higher education industries have the highest percentages of businesses that store credit card data. The survey of 677 European and US-based organizations found that ninety-four percent of Level 1 merchants retained credit card numbers, compared to eighty percent of of Level 2 merchant respondents.

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  • 3. 

    The PCI DSS level a merchant falls into depends solely on the number of transactions they process each year.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The PCI DSS compliance level a merchant falls under depends on the number of transactions they process per year and whether those transactions are performed from a brick and mortar location or over the Internet.

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  • 4. 

    Merchants can store authentication data - i.e. full magnetic stripe data, CVV2 - but only if that information is encrypted.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Sensitive authentication data must not be stored after authorization, even if it is encrypted.

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  • 5. 

    Merchants can meet PCI DSS compliance requirements even if they are using non- PA-DSS compliant software applications that are sold, distributed or licensed.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    All software vendors must meet PA-DSS requirements for their merchants to comply with the mandated Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). As of October 1, 2008, acquiring financial institutions cannot approve merchants for processing that are using non-PA-DSS compliant software.

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  • 6. 

    PA-DSS applies to software applications that are considered payment applications by the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC).

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Software applications that allow users to directly enter cardholder data are considered payment applications by the PCI SCC and are in scope of the Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS). The PA-DSS applies to software vendors and others who develop payment applications that store, process or transmit cardholder data as part of authorization and settlement, where these payment applications are sold, distributed, or licensed to third parties.

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  • 7. 

    Seventy five percent of all data security attacks are against software applications.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    According to industry analyst Gartner Group, 75 percent of successful attacks occur through an application, rather than through a network or operating system.

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  • 8. 

    PA-DSS was the first payment card security initiative directed towards software vendors.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Visa developed the Payment Application Best Practices (PABP) before the PA-DSS. However, we realize this might seem like a trick question, since this is the first security standard created by PCI DSS that is directed towards software vendors. So if you answered true we'll bend the rules a bit and say you're correct as well!

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  • 9. 

    Vendors of payment applications have options other than meeting PA-DSS requirements.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Software vendors also have the option of using a PCI compliant hosting service to go out of scope for PA-DSS. By shifting the responsibility of storing, processing and transmitting sensitive cardholder data to a hosting company, it is no longer necessary for the software application to become PA-DSS validated.

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  • 10. 

    If a merchant is PCI Compliant, it is impossible for a cardholder data breach to occur.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Cardholder data breaches can and have occurred from merchants that are PCI DSS compliant. In 2008, Hanniford Bros. supermarket chain suffered a breach in which 4.2 million card numbers were stolen despite the fact that the grocer was PCI DSS compliant. Merchants can better protect themselves by instituting POS solutions that exceed PCI DSS requirements such as offsite data storage and encrypting card readers.

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