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Financial Compliance a Growing Concern on Campuses

When a server belonging to a campus vendor is hacked, what are the overall implications for the institution? At the University of Houston, the experience led to the adoption of more stringent controls of its computer systems, including annual network audits and other best practices.

Payment Card Security Toughens with DSS 1.2 Release

Opinions are mixed on what the new Payment Card Industry (PCI) DSS 1.2 standard will mean for security pros going forward. However, the mandate is clear: protect data.

Card Use Can Stem ID Theft, Microsoft Says

Microsoft has released a white paper on identity theft with the aim of starting a "vendor-neutral" discussion on the use of "information cards" as an Internet security solution.

Payment Standard for Web Apps Goes Live

A new payment card industry (PCI) standard for Web application firewalls and source code went into effect July 1. PCI Industry Data Security standard 6.6 gives merchants a framework to ensure that the point-of-sale information uploaded into browser-based applications is sound from "top to bottom," the organization's literature said.

New Web Service Helps International Students Make School Payments

Custom House, a foreign exchange and international payments company, has launched a new international service to help universities and colleges accept payment from international students.

Blackboard Commerce Suite Driving Cashless Campus Transactions

Blackboard reported that several colleges and universities in the United States have selected software from its Commerce Suite to address campus commerce and security management. The company said that most of the schools have implemented the Transaction System, which administers online, real-time campus commerce, meal plans, vending, and facility access control through a campus one-card.

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