Security

Understanding PCI DSS Level 1 Compliance

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Posted on October 31, 2019 in Compliance, 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 »

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 »

Prevent “Juice Jacking”

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Posted on June 17, 2019 in Security

Have you ever noticed how quickly your phone needs to be recharged? When you’re traveling and see your “low battery” phone light turn on, it’s easy to turn to charging kiosks or public USB charging ports. However, as helpful as they can be, these charging ports can be tampered with to steal data while your... Read More »

How the New ACH Fraud Detection Rule Will Impact Your Business in 2020

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Posted on January 18, 2019 in Compliance, Payment Technology Trends, Security

Companies that provide automatic bank withdrawal payment options will need to implement an additional layer of security by Jan. 1, 2020. NACHA, the Electronics Payments Association, passed a recent rule entitled, “Supplementing Fraud Detection Standards for WEB Debits” which affects any organization that processes ACH debits that are initiated by a consumer over the internet.... Read More »

Two-Factor Authentication Hits Higher Ed

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Posted on January 04, 2019 in Compliance, Payment Technology Trends, Security

In August, the Department of Education sent an email alerting institutions of a highly effective phishing campaign that exploits many schools’ single-factor authentication process. The scam An official-looking email is sent to students telling them to confirm their updated bill or risk a late fee. Students click the link to a look-alike webpage and enter... Read More »

Let’s start this blog off right – lie to me

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Posted on August 11, 2017 in Security

Hello, Smarter Campus readers! My name is Vincent Grimard and I’m the Chief Security Officer for Nelnet Corporate Security Group. For the purpose of this blog, I’ll be sharing security tips and stories intended to make the typically black and white world of security a little more colorful. With that being the focus, I meant... Read More »

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