Safeguarding Against Money Laundering on Tuition Payments

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

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 »

Preventing Fraud in Crisis

Posted on May 14, 2020 in Building Your Smarter Campus, COVID-19 Resources, Professional Development, Security

In times of crisis, fraudsters thrive. People are often distracted or unfamiliar with the economic environment – that leaves them open to attacks. While students may be accustomed to fraud attempts, experiencing an economic crisis caused by a public health crisis as an “adult” is new, and it may have many of them distracted. In... Read More »

What Does AB-1313 Mean for Higher Education Institutions?

Posted on May 07, 2020 in Building Your Smarter Campus, COVID-19 Resources, Payment Technology Trends, Professional Development, Security

On January 1, 2020, California Law AB-1313 went into effect. If you’ve been following along (or are in California), you’ll most likely be aware of the bill, which was voted on in October 2019. Under the new law, if a California student has outstanding debt, the institution they attend can’t charge higher transcript fees, provide... Read More »

Expanding Student Check-Cashing Options

Posted on April 21, 2020 in Building Your Smarter Campus, Payment Technology Trends, Security

Providing unbanked students with convenience and cost savings Receiving a refund from financial aid disbursement should be good news for all college students, but it can be more of an inconvenience for some than for others. While numbers have been falling over the past several years, 25% of U.S. households are still considered unbanked or... Read More »

Working Remotely: Six Ways to Secure Your Data

Posted on April 12, 2020 in Communication and Advancement, COVID-19 Resources, Security

This article republished with permission by CampusGuard. With the ongoing disruptions and uncertainties surrounding the spread of COVID-19, most organizations are transitioning to a fully-remote workforce (if they haven’t already). Having employees work from home can be great – but it also presents various cybersecurity risks that must be addressed. Remote employees are more susceptible... Read More »

Taking Payments Securely While Working Remotely

Posted on March 24, 2020 in Building Your Smarter Campus, COVID-19 Resources, Payment Technology Trends, Security

With the rise of COVID-19 (coronavirus), what was once an easy in-person payment in the business office has changed dramatically. Now, remote staff are trying to take payments from their home office with students over the phone. Yet regardless of where a payment is taken, it still must be protected from breaches and encrypted for... Read More »

What is a Social Engineering Attack?

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

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 »


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