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Credit Card Data Found

This report looks at credit card data, found in motion or at rest, from IDS, IPS, and DLP systems to provide visibility into potentially unauthorized transmissions of credit card data over the network or to unauthorized removable storage devices. Use this report to identify the source of the transmission so it can be further investigated and fixed.

The cardholder data environment should be monitored for unauthorized egress transmission of credit card data using IDS, IPS, and DLP based technologies. PCI requires that cardholder data be protected from unauthorized access or distribution.

Relevant data sources

Relevant data sources for this report include alerts from IDS, IPS, or DLP solutions and from the Splunk Luhn-based log evaluation.

How to configure this report

Make sure the activity data you are monitoring conforms to the Common Information Model.

1. Index DLP, IDS, IPS, or other data that indicates discovery of credit card data in Splunk Enterprise.

2. Map the data to the following Common Information Model fields:

 src, dest, dvc, signature

3. Tag the relevant events with pii.

Report description

The data in the Unauthorized Credit Card Transmissions report is populated by an ad hoc search that runs against the network_summary2 summary index. This index is created by the Network - All IDS Attacks - Summary Gen - Summary Gen saved search, which is a post-process task of the Network - All IDS Attacks - Base saved search.

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This search runs on an offset 15 minute cycle and looks at 15 minutes of data.

Schedule 10,25,40,55 * * * * Runs on an offset 15 minute window.
Report Window -20m@m to -5m@m Looks at 15 minutes of data.

Note: The report window stops at 5 minutes ago because some data sources may not have provided complete data in a more recent time frame.

Useful searches/Troubleshooting

Troubleshooting Task Search/Action Expected Result
Verify that data is present. `ids_attack` | search tag=pii Returns all unauthorized credit card transmissions data.
Verify that fields are normalized and available. `ids_attack` | search tag=pii | table src, dest, dvc, signature Returns a list of events and the specific unauthorized credit card transmission fields.
Verify that the summary index is populated by the post-process saved search. `get_summary(network_summary2,Network - All IDS Attacks - Summary Gen)` | search tag=pii Returns data in the network_summary2 index.

Additional information

This report uses default source types that ship with windows TA + linux_base deployment package.

  • The Access – All Authentication – Summary Gen is a post-process task. You can find the details of this search in the $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/apps/SA-AccessProtection/default/postprocess.conf file.
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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® App for PCI Compliance: 2.1.1


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