Andrew Pollack's Blog

Technology, Family, Entertainment, Politics, and Random Noise

PCI Compliance - Is it important to you that Notes & Domino play nice in this space?

By Andrew Pollack on 02/15/2009 at 09:20 PM EST

If your company takes or stores credit card data, you may be required to meet PCI Compliance standards. Not all credit card processing requires this -- it has to do with the volume of transactions and other things. If you have to comply, you know what a challenge it can be.

I spent a good part of last week working on an issue which was related to PCI Compliance and data being stored in NSF databases. While I can't go into details right now due to NDA, there are a couple of things I'd like to press for in the way Notes and Domino does things which would make it far easier to meet the requirements set forth by the credit card companies.

I believe that with what should be fairly minor functional changes, the Notes client and Domino server could be the easiest tools in the industry to use for managing data in ways that meet the very specific PCI Compliance requirements. Keep in mind, it can be done now, but I think it could be a great deal easier.

Before I start lobbying really hard for this, I'd love to hear from you guys out there as to how big an issue this is for you. Any stories?

per request: https://www.pcisecuritystandards.org/security_standards/pci_dss.shtml


There are  - loading -  comments....

re: PCI Compliance - Is it important to you that Notes & Domino play nice in this space?By Stephan H. Wissel on 02/15/2009 at 09:52 PM EST
Questions around storage of credit cards pop up from time to time. Could you
add a link to the PCI requirements website? (There is one isn't it?)
:-) stw
re: PCI Compliance - Is it important to you that Notes & Domino play nice in this space?By Chris on 06/03/2010 at 08:11 AM EDT
Yes, would love to have Domino work towards PCI Compliance just a little
easier.
re: PCI Compliance - Is it important to you that Notes & Domino play nice in this space?By Pat on 07/12/2010 at 03:06 PM EDT
Struggling with this right now, we have to provide evidence that our PCI data
is encrypted "at rest" and "in motion". Using secretencryptionkeys is an
obvious solution, but I have a hard time trying to get the Security guys to
believe me that data is encrypted in both states without documentation that
explains the detail of how SEK encryption is working on the Domino platform.
Providing a Guide for PCI compliance describing the affect each security
preference has on the data "at rest" and "in motion" would go a long way to
making this process easier.


Other Recent Stories...

  1. 01/21/2015Delivering two new presentations at Developer Camp (EntwicklerCamp) 2015 in GermanySo the mini-sized, final year, run out the contract version of Lotusphere (aka Connect, aka ConnectED) is next week -- but I won't be speaking there. To see these brand new presentations you'll have to come see me in Germany at the beginning of March. [Developer Camp 2015 (EntwicklerCamp'15)] Interfacing Domino with Amazon Web Services and other external services If you're serious about Domino as a web platform, you're going to have to get used to interfacing with other services and systems whether they ...... 
  2. 01/18/2015A brilliant concept -- Compulsive Narrative SyndromeI first came across this brilliant concept in Joel Shepherd’s "23 Years on Fire", the fourth novel in his Cassandra Kresnov series. The series started out a little juvenile but has gotten steadily more serious as the depth and age of the characters has increased. Here is Shepherd's characters explaining CNS -- tell me this doesn't ring a bell in modern politics. “The human brain is trained to look for and identify patterns, but in abstract concepts, fixed and unarguable facts are hard to find. So the brain ...... 
  3. 01/16/2015Come talk to me at Connect in Orlando - I'll be there part of the time.It looks like unless things go pear shaped in the next few days, I'll be able to get down to Orlando for the beginning of the Connect conference. I'm currently planning to be there from Friday evening until Tuesday morning or early afternoon. I don't plan on buying a ticket and going sessions but I will likely lurk around the usual places (e.g. the Dolphin rotunda area, or if it's nice out the various sunshine spots) a good part of that time. If you want to make a specific effort to meet (or if you need ...... 
  4. 12/04/2014Looking for a few people who want to beta test my new SSL Certificate Request tool. 
  5. 12/01/2014Well, it's official. IBM ConnectedED does not feel my contribution is worth the session time. 
  6. 12/01/2014First look at a new free Domino SSL certificate tool  
  7. 11/10/2014Simplified explanation and steps for upgrading to SHA-2 encrypted SSL certificates for Domino 
  8. 11/04/2014Warning: IBMs Interim Fix adding TLS 1.0 to Domino can break connections from Python and some other scripting clients 
  9. 11/04/2014Patch for the SSL v3 POODLE exploit has escaped IBM and can now be downloaded. You REALLY need this patch 
  10. 10/29/2014Automatic Spam Report to Provider Agent 
Click here for more articles.....


pen icon Comment Entry
Subject
Your Name
Homepage
*Your Email
* Your email address is required, but not displayed.
 
Your thoughts....
 
Remember Me  

Please wait while your document is saved.