Browse Definitions :
Quiz

PCI DSS vocabulary quiz

The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard is a widely accepted set of policies and procedures intended to optimize the security of credit, debit and cash card transactions and protect cardholders against misuse of their personal information – but “Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard” is a bit of a mouthful, and that’s why we call it PCI DSS, just one of many abbreviations for related terms. 

Test your knowledge of PCI DSS acronyms and initialisms with our brief quiz. Want to study up first? See our Quick Start Glossary: PCI DSS.

 

1. PII is data that could be used to identify a specific person. What does PII stand for?
Answer

2. MFA is one approach to making it harder for an attacker to masquerade as an authorized user in financial transactions. What does MFA stand for?
Answer

3. POLP is the practice of limiting access privileges to the lowest level allowing normal functioning for a user or task. What does POLP stand for?
Answer

4. M2M describes technology that enables networked devices to exchange information and perform actions without the manual assistance of humans. What does M2M stand for?
Answer

5. Your credit card number is a prime example of PIFI. What does PIFI stand for?
Answer

6. AAA, outside the world of cars and in the PCI, is a framework for the intelligent control of access to a computer resource, enforcement of policies, auditing usage and providing information to bill for the service. What does AAA stand for?
Answer

7. The CVV helps to prove that you are in physical possession of your VISA card for phone or online transactions. What does CVV stand for?
Answer

8. QSA describes a person who is certified by the PCI SS council to audit merchants for PCI compliance. What does QSA stand for?
Answer  

9. VRM is a comprehensive plan for the identification and reduction of uncertainties and legal liabilities regarding the hiring of third-party vendors for IT product and services. What does VRM stand for?
Answer

10. An ROC form must be completed by first level Visa merchants when undergoing an audit. What does ROC stand for?
Answer

This was last updated in March 2015
SearchCompliance
  • OPSEC (operations security)

    OPSEC (operations security) is a security and risk management process and strategy that classifies information, then determines ...

  • smart contract

    A smart contract is a decentralized application that executes business logic in response to events.

  • compliance risk

    Compliance risk is an organization's potential exposure to legal penalties, financial forfeiture and material loss, resulting ...

SearchSecurity
  • threat modeling

    Threat modeling is a procedure for optimizing application, system or business process security by identifying objectives and ...

  • distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack

    A distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack is one in which multiple compromised computer systems attack a target, such as a ...

  • social engineering

    Social engineering is an attack vector that relies heavily on human interaction and often involves manipulating people into ...

SearchHealthIT
SearchDisasterRecovery
  • change control

    Change control is a systematic approach to managing all changes made to a product or system.

  • disaster recovery (DR)

    Disaster recovery (DR) is an organization's ability to respond to and recover from an event that affects business operations.

  • risk mitigation

    Risk mitigation is a strategy to prepare for and lessen the effects of threats faced by a business.

SearchStorage
  • bare-metal cloud

    Bare-metal cloud is a public cloud service that offers dedicated hardware resources without any installed operating systems or ...

  • race condition

    A race condition is an undesirable situation that occurs when a device or system attempts to perform two or more operations at ...

  • storage security

    Storage security is the group of parameters and settings that make storage resources available to authorized users and trusted ...

Close