The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards is a recently established set of comprehensive requirements for improving credit card payment account data security. The requirements were developed by the founders of the PCI Security Standards Council which include American Express, Visa International Inc., MasterCard Worldwide and Discover Financial Services.
Compliance with PCI DSS is not an option. The University of Cincinnati must comply in order to continue to accept credit cards. Compliance protects the University of Cincinnati from adverse financial consequences and ensures the University's excellent reputation.
UC's Office of the Treasurer has already made significant progress in ensuring that the university is compliant. The new Credit Card Processing Policy is effective August 1, 2011. New hardware and software systems and controls for networks and applications have been requested and are in the process of implementation.
Though we have completed significant work toward compliance, more needs to be accomplished. PCI compliance will be an ongoing project.
Additional information and news regarding PCI will be published on this website as it is available.
The Office of the Treasurer held the annual 2012 mandatory training on August 14th in University Hall for all merchants accepting credit cards. All merchants must attend annual training per PCI Compliance regulations.
E-mail Susan Albonetti or call her at 556-4793.