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Payment Card Industry Compliance

PCI DSS:  Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards 

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.

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PCI DSS Training Sessions


2019 Training Sessions 

Tuesday, January 15, 2019  10-11am

Tuesday, February 12, 2019  10-11am

Tuesday, March 12, 2019  10-11am

Tuesday, April 16, 2019  10-11am

Tuesday, May 14, 2019  10-11am

Tuesday, June 18, 2019  10-11am


To schedule one of the training dates, email name, merchant account(s), department/college to Mitzie Broach.

All training sessions will be held at University Hall on East Campus.

Please check back for updates on PCI DSS Training.