Security and Compliance

Linda Hansen
10/27/20

The Future of PCI-SSC

The Payment Application-Data Security Standard (PA-DSS) v3.2 expires in October 2022 and will be replaced by the PCI Software Security Framework. Here is how Nelnet is staying ahead of this deadline with security enhancements.

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McKenzie Beach
10/12/20

Protect Students from Spear Phishing Attacks

The cyber division within the FBI put out an important notice regarding spear phishing. We want our partners’ staff and students to be aware of spear phishing attacks. The Nelnet cybersecurity team includes 70 plus individuals that promote security within the Nelnet environment.

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McKenzie Beach
10/7/20

Be Aware of Increasing Cyber-Attack Threats

Ransomware, zoombombing, and phishing are the three most common type of cyber-attacks. We discuss four security recommendations for institutions. Nelnet has a team of 30 plus people who are constantly looking into the security of our products.

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Linda Hansen
10/1/20

The Impact of PA-DSS

When an institution purchases a PA-DSS validated product, they not only receive the software application, but also take on the responsibility for the infrastructure support and maintenance that will support the application. With a PA-DSS validated product, institutions may need to do more work in-house to maintain the necessary levels of information security.

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Nadine Nelson
9/25/20

Becoming a Cashless Business Office

Becoming cashless has been an increasingly popular way for business offices to streamline their processes and, with the effects of COVID-19, promote health and safety. Explore the process of “going cashless,” including contactless options.

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Nadine Nelson
8/10/20

Cybersecurity and Working From Home

CampusGuard, a cybersecurity and compliance company, discusses the transition to working from home came with a lot of challenges – especially when it comes to cybersecurity and technical needs. Make sure staff members aren’t just using a dedicated work space – but are protecting it as well.

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Nadine Nelson
7/27/20

CampusGuard: Cybersecurity Q&A Session

Ed Ko, Co-founder and Director of Information Security Services of CampusGuard shares best practices to keep your information secure. Tips on how often to change wi-fi passwords, how to store corporate documents, strategies for single sign-on, password management, vpn access, and using wifi in public spaces.

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Nelnet Campus Commerce
6/9/20

Safeguarding Against Money Laundering: Tuition Payments

The concern of possible money laundering has been brought to the forefront with several recent inquiries at different levels of government. Third-party tuition payment processors work best when integrated into student information systems. This integration allows for a single sign on approach for additional security and eliminates the risk of fraud and data breaches.

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Nelnet Campus Commerce
5/14/20

Preventing Fraud in Crisis

During times of crisis, fake loans (along with tuition payment and loan repayment scams) bombard students with promises of relief for paying off their education or paying off debt. With COVID-19, new scams have also targeted students with the promise of helping obtaining government stimulus or unemployment checks.

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Susie McCormick
4/21/20

Expanding Student Check-Cashing Options

25% of U.S. households are still considered unbanked or underbanked, according to Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) data. Unbanked Americans are those who lack any kind of account at a financial institution.

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Nelnet Campus Commerce
4/12/20

Ways to Secure Data While Remote

CampusGuard discusses six ways to keep information safe while working from home. Technologies like single sign-on (SSO) and multi-factor authentication (MFA) are great ways to help keep data secure. Verify all staff understand acceptable payment processing methods and technologies.

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Nelnet Campus Commerce
3/24/20

Taking Payments Securely While Working Remotely

Through COVID-19, staff have been working on how to take payments securely while working in a remote environment. Through Point-to-Point Encryption (P2PE), payment card data is encrypted immediately at the merchant's point-of-sale terminal and the data is not decrypted until it leaves the merchant's system.

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