PCI DSS Compliance

What is PCI DSS?

The Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), more commonly known as 'PCI', is a collection of major brands, including Visa, MasterCard and AmericanExpress, that issue payment cards.

The PCI SSC oversee the management and enforcement of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), which outlines security policies, procedures and guidelines that organisations who accept Payment Cards must adhere to.

Who needs to be PCI DSS compliant?

Any organisation that stores, processes or transmits any Payment Card Data must be PCI DSS compliant to the appropriate level.

As a website operator that accepts payments online, even if you outsource the handling of payments to a Third-Party Service Provider such as Stripe or Square, you must comply with PCI DSS.

What do I need to do?

Depending on your own assessment of which PCI DSS requirements you must comply with, you will have a varying level of work to complete. For the latest version of PCI DSS, 4.0 release in March 2022, there are a universal set of requirements that will apply to all website accepting payment online.

These requirements are specifically aimed at tackling the growing threat of Magecart and similar attacks which have cost organisations millions of dollars in fines from privacy regulators alone.

The ICO has fined British Airways £20,000,000 for failing to protect the personal and financial details of more than 400,000 of its customers.

- Information Commissioner’s Office

The ICO has fined Ticketmaster UK Limited £1,250,000 million for failing to protect customers' payment details.

- Information Commissioner’s Office

How we can help

Achieving compliance with the latest PCI DSS standard will require using a mechanism to authorise only required JavaScript on payment pages. Content Security Policy is the perfect tool for the job, and we can help you get started.

We have a selection of features and tools that will help you get started with CSP and work through to enforcing a policy on your payment pages.

The CSP Wizard

We often find that creating a CSP is the first difficult step that organisations face. Having a complete list of all resource dependencies across your entire site like images, scripts or styles, from both 1st-party and 3rd-party locations, is tough to achieve.

The CSP Wizard was created to solve this problem, and in seven days or less, it can you give a complete list of all resources used across your entire site.

With the list of all resources you use on your site, and our easy to use tool, creating a viable Content Security Policy is easier than ever with just a few clicks.


The CSP Builder

All Content Security Policies will need to be tweaked at some point. New resources may be added to the site or old resources removed, and the policy needs to be updated to reflect those changes and kept up to date.

You can import your existing policy into the CSP Builder and use our fully featured tool to make any changes that you require right there in the UI. When you're done, hit Generate, and the CSP Builder will provide you with your new, updated policy.

CSP Builder

Script Watch

Script Watch will monitor all JavaScript dependencies across your entire site and immediately notify you of any changes. A new JavaScript dependency could be the start of a Magecart attack.

Because Script Watch leverages the browser native Content Security Policy, there is no code or agent to deploy and running in the browser means we analyse your site in real-time as your users are browsing. We don't have the same limitations as external scanning services such as authentication or pay walls, geo-sensitive content or an attacker potentially serving safe content to the crawler.

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Data Watch

Data Watch will monitor all of the locations that your webpages are sending data to. If your website starts sending data to a new location, it could be the start of a Magecart attack.

With Script Watch and Data Watch combined, you can monitor for clear indicators that your site has been compromised. Attackers will always want to inject their hostile JavaScript, and they'll always want to exfiltrate their stolen data.

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Content Security Policy

Script Watch and Data Watch will allow you to rapidly detect and respond to a Magecart attack and combined, that capability puts you ahead of the field. If you want to take it a step further, Content Security Policy can mitigate a Magecart attack and stop it from even happening.

Deploying an effective Content Security Policy can be difficult, but our CSP Reporting allows you to gather feedback and safely test a policy before deployment. Once deployed, an effective Content Security Policy will block a Magecart attack and stop the hostile JavaScript from even running.

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Threat Intelligence

We subscribe to various feeds of Threat Intelligence data, along with managing our own internally generated feeds, to keep apprised of the latest threats that exist online.

Using this Threat Intelligence Data, we can better analyse the sources of JavaScript on your website and detect malicious activity sooner.

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