The PCI DSS applies to all entities that are storing, processing or transmitting cardholder data and educational institutions are no exception. Almost daily there are articles regarding data security breaches, many at colleges and universities. PCI DSS compliance can however be a difficult thing to achieve for budget conscience educational institutions given the large variety of services that they offer to their students, faculty, staff, and the public.
Sysnet understand that higher education institutions are often broken up into numerous academic departments and administrative offices, each offering a specific curriculum of study or service. As a result of this, the administration and control of technology infrastructure is often decentralized. This decentralization can mean that separate units maintain their own information technology departments that in turn maintain applications and hardware specific to the unit’s function and mission.
Achieving and maintaining compliance is no easy task for rapidly growing, complex, decentralized organizations like colleges and universities which is why Sysnet have created a suite of service packages specifically designed to assist educational institutions to deal with the challenges presented by the PCI DSS.
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