What is PCI forensic investigator program? - Definition from WhatIs.com

Definition

PCI forensic investigator program

A PCI forensic investigator program is a certification process for companies wishing to become eligible to perform investigations into data breaches on payment card industry (PCI) networks.

PCI forensic investigator programs provide rules for eligibility, selection of eligible candidates, performance standards and compliance verification. Some of the requirements for eligible PCI forensic investigators include:

  • Being a recognized security assessor company.
  • Having a dedicated forensic investigatory department.
  • Having a qualified investigatory staff.
  • Investigatory experience using proven methodologies and tools.
  • A relationship with law enforcement officials.

Prospective PCI forensic investigators must also pay processing and approval fees.

Companies that perform PCI forensic investigation include Dell Secureworks, AT&T Consulting Solutions, Internet Security Systems, SecureState LLC and Verizon/CyberTrust.

This was last updated in March 2014
Contributor(s): Matthew Haughn
Posted by: Margaret Rouse

Related Terms

Definitions

  • frequency-hopping spread spectrum

    - Frequency hopping is one of two basic modulation techniques used in spread spectrum signal transmission. (SearchNetworking.com)

  • timing attack

    - A timing attack looks at how long it takes a system to do something and allows the attacker, through statistical analysis, to learn enough about the system to find the decryption key needed to gain... (SearchSecurity.com)

  • SS7 attack

    - While the SS7 network is fundamental to cellphones and its operators, the security of the design relied entirely on trust. The SS7 network operators counted on one another to play by the rules. Now... (WhatIs.com)

Glossaries

  • Security threats and countermeasures

    - Terms related to security threats, including definitions about anti-virus programs or firewalls and words and phrases about malware, viruses, Trojans and other security attacks.

  • Internet applications

    - This WhatIs.com glossary contains terms related to Internet applications, including definitions about Software as a Service (SaaS) delivery models and words and phrases about web sites, e-commerce ...

Ask a Question About PCI forensic investigator programPowered by ITKnowledgeExchange.com

Get answers from your peers on your most technical challenges

Tech TalkComment

Share
Comments

    Results

    Contribute to the conversation

    All fields are required. Comments will appear at the bottom of the article.