Leveraging Azure Security Center Capabilities in a PCI DSS Compliant Environment


It is important to start this conversation by saying that PCI DSS encompasses more than Azure Security Center, however Security Center plays a key role on that, as described in the architecture diagram from Azure Security and Compliance Blueprint - PCI DSS-compliant Payment Processing environments article, shown below:

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The first step is to understand the PCI DSS requirements, and from there understand the goals and requirements. You should also use the responsibility matrix spreadsheet that has a comprehensive list of requirements, the controls and the implementation details. In this matrix you will also find the PCI DSS Requirements that Security Center can help, which are: 

Read each one of those requirements above, and notice that under responsibilities, there is a line for customer (PCI-DSS Blueprint), there you will find the example of how Security Center was used to help the fictitious organization Contoso to be compliant with PCI DSS.  

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