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Safeguarding Against Money Laundering on Tuition Payments

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Posted on June 09, 2020 in Compliance, Payment Technology Trends, Security

This article was reposted from PayMyTuition with permission. Money laundering is not just illicit drug cartel dollars washing through banks, businesses, and corporations. In Canada, the problem continues to spread into more benign activities, including that of collecting university tuition payments. The concern of possible money laundering has been brought to the forefront with several... Read More »

Top 10 Resources to Navigate COVID-19 and CARES Act

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Posted on May 22, 2020 in Compliance, COVID-19 Resources, Payment Technology Trends, Reaching Students, Security

There is an abundance of information out there to navigate with COVID-19. Here is a list of the top 10 websites or articles for your institution to get financial information quickly: NACUBO summary on ED updates on COVID-19 The CARES ACT (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act) provides guidance to the higher education industry... Read More »

What is a Social Engineering Attack?

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Posted on March 02, 2020 in Compliance, COVID-19 Resources, Security

Social engineering attacks as ways to steal information have been around for a long time, but some of the tactics have matured and become harder to detect. Social engineering continues to be one of the easiest, non-technical methods for an attacker to gain a foothold into a target’s systems or network. Social engineering includes scareware, phishing, vishing, piggybacking, quid... Read More »

5 Tips to Keep Info Safe

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Posted on February 27, 2020 in Compliance, COVID-19 Resources, Security

Working within an university requires handling paperwork, electronic records, and a wide variety of information. The data owners and university administration expect that sensitive data, including confidential, personal, health, and financial information will be managed safely and securely. Here are five tips for keeping electronic and printed information safe on your campus or remotely: Frequently a... Read More »

CCPA Compliance Tips for Higher Ed

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Posted on February 07, 2020 in Compliance, COVID-19 Resources, Security

California Consumer Privacy Act Compliance and Higher Education Institutions   On January 1, 2020, AB 375 of the California Consumer Privacy Act officially went into effect. Essentially, this law was designed to protect the personal online information of California consumers. Any for-profit California businesses (including higher education institutions) are affected if one or more of... Read More »

Understanding PCI DSS Level 1 Compliance

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Posted on October 31, 2019 in Compliance, COVID-19 Resources, Payment Technology Trends, Security

The Payment Card Industry Data Security Council (PCI Security Standards Council) is an open global forum that is responsible for the development, management, education and awareness of PCI Security Standards, including data security standards, payment application data security standards and pin transaction security.  PCI Standards Overview The council’s five founding global payment brands have agreed to incorporate PCI... Read More »

FERPA: Parents, Payment Plans, and Permission

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Posted on September 27, 2019 in Building Your Smarter Campus, Communication and Advancement, Compliance, Financial Wellness, Security

The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is tricky business. It makes the college student the sole owner of their grades and financial information, even while their parents are footing the tuition bill. It’s a difficult conversation to have when parents call the university to make a payment, but the financial officer is unable... Read More »

10 Tips to Increase Your Institution’s Website Accessibility

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Posted on September 03, 2019 in Building Your Smarter Campus, Communication and Advancement, Compliance, User experience

Everyone should be able to use your institution’s website – especially those with disabilities. Not only is it the right thing to do, your institution could face lawsuits if your site is not accessible. Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) are the international standards put in place by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) to help... Read More »

Cybersecurity While Traveling

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Posted on July 23, 2019 in Compliance, Security

We all know that proper planning helps make for a perfect vacation. And, with these simple cybersecurity tips, you too can have a marvelous, relaxed getaway. Planning Your Vacation Avoid booking scams. Be sure to use a reputable booking site to avoid fake websites or scams. You can double-check the Better Business Bureau’s web page... Read More »

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