IBM Cloud again expands compliance for Infrastructure and Platform as a Service (IaaS and PaaS) offerings with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS).
IBM Cloud Platform completes annual PCI DSS assessments using an approved Qualified Security Assessor (QSA), and the resulting Attestations of Compliance (AOCs) and Service Responsibility Matrix guides are available upon client request. Auditors review in-scope IBM Cloud Infrastructure and PaaS services for compliance under PCI DSS version 3.2.1 at Service Provider Level 1.
Clients are responsible for the storing, processing, and transmission of their cardholder data, and may create cardholder data environments (CDEs) that can store, transmit, or process cardholder data using IBM Cloud Platform services. Clients can use the IBM Cloud AOCs and SRM guides when seeking their own PCI DSS certifications. It is the responsibility of the client to document and operate CDEs and applications built using IBM Cloud Platform services in a PCI DSS-compliant manner.
Adding to the compliant IBM Cloud Infrastructure and PaaS services previously assessed under the PCI DSS are the following:
- IBM Cloudant for IBM Cloud: Multi-tenant Lite and Standard options, as well as the Cloudant Dedicated Hardware options, were in scope.
- IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions Dedicated: vCenter Server and vSphere options were in scope.
A full list of PCI DSS-ready IBM Cloud Platform services and options to request a PCI DSS AOC and SRM guide can be found at the IBM Cloud compliance page.