security

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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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
5/19/20

CARES Act and What to Know

Nelnet Campus Commerce partnered with the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) to share important insights on the Coronavirus Aid and Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Megan Schneider, senior director of government affairs at NACBUO, highlights how CARES Act funds are appropriated to colleges and universities.

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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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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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Nelnet Campus Commerce
3/24/20

Proactive Precautions in Response to COVID-19

As the COVID-19 landscape continues to change, Nelnet is changing with it. If your campus is interested in adjusting payment dates for any future-scheduled payments in light of present or anticipated circumstances, please contact your Account Manager.

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Nelnet Campus Commerce
3/16/20

Know Your Cybersecurity Terms

Cybersecurity is handled very carefully in higher education, but can be complicated for others to understand that don't work in it everyday. This article explains some highly used cybersecurity terms. Knowing security incident terms like these will help you understand your responsibilities, and ensure that you and your work are protected.

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Nelnet Campus Commerce
3/2/20

What is a Social Engineering Attack?

Social engineering attacks are ways to steal information from you either about you or your company. Social engineering is the easiest, non-technical method for an attacker to gain a foothold into a target’s systems. These attacks usually only require one target to fall victim in order to leverage that information for more malicious activities.

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Nelnet Campus Commerce
2/27/20

5 Tips to Keep Info Safe

With more people working from home, businesses are updating rules regarding data safety. Additional awareness and training for staff is being held to ensure all are aware of the rules and regulations around keeping data safe.

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