I recently came across a great study on the state of PCI-DSS compliance conducted by Verizon Business. Unlike much of the baseless chatter circulated by opponents and proponents of the standard, this study is based on roughly 200 real life PCI-DSS assessments conducted by Verizon’s team of Qualified Security Assessors (QSAs).
Naturally, I was most interested in the data for requirement 1- Install and Maintain a Firewall Configuration to Protect Cardholder Data.
And the numbers are in –
If you ever wished you had instant visibility on the level of your PCI-DSS compliance, complete with what rules are causing you to break compliance, I suggest you take a look at this video demonstration. Of course you could go one step better and make sure that every time you introduce a change, it does not negatively impact your compliance level. We created our FireFlow product for this very purpose, so you may want to check it out.
You can download the complete PCI-DSS compliance report from the Verizon Business website.
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