Requirement 5: Use and regularly update anti-virus software
Many vulnerabilities and malicious viruses enter the network via employees’ email activities. Anti-virus software must be used on all systems commonly affected by viruses to protect systems from malicious software.
Requirement 6: Develop and maintain secure systems and applications
Unscrupulous individuals use security vulnerabilities to gain privileged access to systems. Many of these vulnerabilities are fixed by vendor provided security patches. For PCI Compliance, all systems must have the most recently released, appropriate software patches to protect against exploitation by employees, external hackers, and viruses.