What to do if a PCI Data Breach Occurs

Finding out that you have been breached can throw your entire organization into crisis mode. The subsequent response may seem chaotic, scary, and overwhelming; but dealing with a breach—and being prepared to deal with a breach—can go a long way in ensuring your organization survives the aftermath.

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Sarah W
Hot Topic: PCI 4.0

We’ve written a few times about PCI DSS compliance here and here, but you should also know that the PCI Security Standards Council announced earlier this year that it has started planning the fourth version of the PCI DSS.

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No Time for PCI? A Quick Hit Guide for Those Charting the Course Solo

As a higher education institution, you are likely aware of the PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard). Adherence to these requirements is mandatory for all organizations (including all departments and campuses within a university) that process credit card transactions⁠—and PCI compliance must be certified annually. This is a huge undertaking, especially for universities that may not have buy-in or help from other integral departments.

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2019 Strategic Treasurer Report

As the guardians of all things cash management, payments, and bank account related, treasurers have an obligation to command control over fraud and security measures. According to the 2019 Treasury Fraud & Controls Survey Report issued by Strategic Treasurer and Bottomline Technologies, there are several areas of opportunity within treasuries to better combat fraud and close the gap on vulnerabilities. We explore the highlights of the report here.

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2019 Verizon Data Breach Report: A Look at Higher Ed

Verizon recently released its 2019 Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR), which looked at 41,686 security incidents. Of those, 2,013 were confirmed data breaches. The report deep dives into the evolution of the threat landscape, who is perpetrating attacks, the top attack types, and assets affected by breaches.

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Protecting your business from chargebacks

Chargebacks or disputes are one of the least fun tasks that need to be handled when running a business.  Depending on the way you sell your goods and services, you can take steps to be sure that your business has put policies and protection in place to reduce everything from friendly fraud, merchant error, and criminal fraud.

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Am I a Service Provider?

PCI compliance is no easy feat. It’s even more complex for universities that have multiple units responsible for accepting and processing payments. Some institutions turn to third party service providers (TPSPs) to help manage these units, which may include dining facilities or fundraising campaigns.

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Sarah W