PCI DSSv4 Spreadsheet Format!
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It can be helpful to have the PCI Data Security Standard content in a spreadsheet format to facilitate learning and the creation of related artifacts and mappings. I've provided this for other versions and now have an updated PCI DSS version 4 in a similar format to facilitate learning about the standard's content. This format helps me absorb and structure (yes - an active verb) a large amount of information quickly. I've learned that I'm wired differently than others - and this is what works for me.
I'm a fan of what the PCI Standards Security Council has created with the DSS. They have had a significant impact on the overall security posture of many organizations because of their output.
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The tabs in the spreadsheet contain:
- Original Content: Keeps tables in the same organization as the original. All text is retained.
- Nested Content: Recognizes the intentional nesting of content. All text is retained.
- X.Y is used as a top-level control descriptor for the items under it and never has a testing procedure.
- X.Y.Z is used as the primary control descriptor which always has a testing procedure.
Nested Content is therefore: