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Working Remotely: Six Ways to Secure Your Data

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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

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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 »

Nelnet Campus Commerce Taking Proactive Precautions in Response to COVID-19

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Posted on March 24, 2020 in Communication and Advancement, COVID-19 Resources, Employee Spotlight

March 24, 2020 As your partner, we want to make you aware that our Nelnet Campus Commerce call center is experiencing an increase in the number of inquiries from students regarding the status of their current balances and scheduled payments, due to the current situation with COVID-19 (coronavirus) and its impact on the economy. We understand that... Read More »

How Enrollment Management is Shifting in the Modern Admissions Office

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Posted on March 09, 2020 in Building Your Smarter Campus, Communication and Advancement, Professional Development, School Operations

For many years, the gold standard in institutions’ admissions offices was to have a well-defined and universal tier of admissions professionals. Most universities, no matter whether they were independent, faith-based, or otherwise affiliated, followed this same model. The director of admissions oversaw all admissions and enrollment responsibilities, with other employees (like an admissions assistant or... 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 »

Expanding Your Credit Card Options

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Posted on February 20, 2020 in Building Your Smarter Campus, Communication and Advancement, Payment Technology Trends

The value of diverse acceptance methods Sometimes universities are hesitant to allow students to pay tuition with their credit card. Staff don’t want to encourage students to carry large balances on a credit card that typically carries a higher interest rate than a private educational loan. In addition, many students pay each other with apps... 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 »

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