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What's Changing and How to Respond to PCI DSS v.3.2

Published: 28 September 2016

ID: G00311204

Analyst(s): Jonathan Care , Rajpreet Kaur


PCI DSS version 3.2, effective November 2016, brings in five new subrequirements for service providers and two new general requirements, and updates several other requirements. Here we provide security leaders with an overview and recommendations to navigate the new PCI DSS landscape.

Table Of Contents


  • PCI DSS 3.2 Requires Multifactor Authentication for Both Remote Network Access and Nonconsole Administrative Access to Systems Handling Card Data
    • Requirement 8.3.1 and 8.3.2
  • Security Managers at Card Acceptors and Service Providers Must Address Updates to the Primary Account Number Display and CDE Change Management Requirements
    • Requirement 3.3
    • Requirement 6.4.6
  • Security Leaders at Service Providers Must Comply With New Requirements to Detection and Reporting Practices, Architecture Documentation, Penetration Testing Practices, Cardholder Protection and PCI DSS Requirements
    • Appendix A3: Designated Entities Supplemental Validation (DESV)
    • Requirement 3.5.1
    • Requirement 10.8
    • Requirement
    • Requirement 12.4.1
    • Requirement 12.9
    • Requirement 12.11 and 12.11.1

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