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Microsoft 365 PCI-DSS Compliance Management

AdminDroid facilitates you with all the required reports compiled to make you compliant with the Payment
Card Industry Data Security Standard Act and keep up with IT audits at all times.

PCI-DSS Compliance
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Microsoft 365 PCI-DSS Compliance Management using AdminDroid

The PCI-DSS is an information security standard that applies to organizations that handle card transactions and related processes.

For your Microsoft 365 Environment, AdminDroid can double up as your PCI-DSS Compliance Management tool.

With its granular, customizable, and easy to understand reports, AdminDroid provides enhanced visibility into your Microsoft 365 Environment and hence helps you clear your PCI Checks.

Office 365 PCI-DSS Compliance Management using AdminDroid

What is PCI-DSS?

The PCI-DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) is a set of policies, procedures, administrative undertakings and technical safeguards designed to secure cardholder data handled by the various players in the payment card industry.

The standard is maintained and updated regularly by the PCI SSC (PCI Security Standards Council), comprising the five major card brands American Express, JCB International, MasterCard Incorporated, Visa Inc, and Discover Financial Service namely.

PCI-DSS compliance is mandatory for any organization handling payment card data. The nature of PCI-DSS Compliance validation varies based on the organization’s transaction volume.


Does Microsoft 365 need to be PCI-DSS Compliant?

The PCI-DSS lists 12 compliance requirements categorized into six ‘Control Objectives’ addressing a range of areas of concern in information security. Microsoft advises against using Microsoft 365 to store and process card and cardholder information. Therefore, you must either prove to the auditor that you have the necessary safeguards against leaks or conclusively demonstrate that you don’t use Exchange Online, SharePoint Online or OneDrive for Business to store sensitive cardholder data.

Does your Office 365 Environment need to be PCI-DSS Compliant?

Managing Microsoft 365 Compliance with Native Tools

PCI-DSS does not recommend the use of cloud-based information systems for use by in-scope organizations. In case you do use Microsoft 365, you might have encountered the following issues while managing PCI-DSS Compliance:

No Easy Way to Navigate through the Audit Log

Microsoft 365 offers the Compliance Search tool to navigate through the audit log. But it only allows one to search for specific content and not for specific audit events. This complicates the entire process of pulling up data for compliance audits.

No Compliance Reports Mapped to the PCI-DSS Standard

Microsoft 365 falls short when it comes to regulation mapped compliance reports. There is no comprehensive collection of reports mapped to the PCI-DSS regulatory standard.

How AdminDroid can help you with your PCI-DSS Audit?

AdminDroid offers customizable reports for PCI-DSS on all Microsoft 365 Services without any data retention restrictions.

With our trove of reports, you can breathe easy about generating the right ones on time for your PCI-DSS Audit. Our reports are customizable, meaning that you can drill down the report for specific data. They are easy to manage and can be scheduled in the format you desire. We have a dedicated search tool, so you don’t have to waste time searching for a specific report.

PCI-DSS imposes that audit record must be retained for a minimum of 1 year. No more difficulty in retaining data, because, with AdminDroid, you can able to retain data as long as needed.

To make it easy, we have mapped our compliance reports with the administrative and technical safeguards specified in the PCI-DSS controls.

How Can AdminDroid Help You to Implement PCI-DSS Requirements?

We have compiled the ways in which you can use AdminDroid to implement and maintain applicable PCI-DSS controls using Office 365 to get the necessary safeguards to protect cardholder data.


How can you ensure PCI-DSS readiness using AdminDroid?

Monitor malware mails, anti-malware, and anti-phishing config changes to prevent attacks.

Review score trends, file modifications, and authentication policies to improve organizational security.

Examine user access privileges and their changes to maintain restricted access.

Verify user identity and authentication who have access to organization data.

Track risky login attempts and review audit records periodically to manage user access to resources.

How you can use AdminDroid to help you in your PCI Audit/Self-Assessment?

Audit the account activity in your organization

Maintain an audit trail of DLP Policy matches and configuration changes

  • DLP Policies allow you to automatically identify sensitive data and take appropriate action on files and folders across your Office 365 Environment.
  • With AdminDroid, you can maintain a trail of all policy matches and configuration changes indefinitely.
Keep a tab on login activity

Monitor for any suspicious sharing of files across all Microsoft 365 services

  • While having a record of all user shares of files and folders is highly useful during post-breach investigation, monitoring all user shares is a healthy habit for organizations.
  • AdminDroid allows you to monitor file sharing across all Microsoft 365 Components.
Monitor and audit the changes to
                                         your files

Audit file activity across SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business

  • Files containing ‘personal data’ is an important area of concern in GDPR. AdminDroid allows you to know ‘Who’ accessed, modified, created, and deleted ‘What’ files, ‘When’, and ‘How’.
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