Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards Guidance

The Payment Card Industry (PCI) has issued a set of standards for which all organizations that store, process or transmit credit card data must comply. These new standards are called Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS). These standards bring additional responsibilities concerning the acceptance of payment cards. Without compliance, the card industry may revoke merchant numbers or fine the university.

Compromised data negatively affects consumers, merchants and financial institutions. Just one incident can severely damage your reputation and ability to conduct business effectively. Follow PCI DSS standards to avoid consequences such as:

To determine merchant level and validation requirements, visit the MasterCard or Visa websites or contact your acquiring bank. For more information, visit the following websites: