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PCI Compliance

The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a set of comprehensive requirements for enhancing payment account data security. It was developed by the founding payment brands of the PCI Security Standards Council, including American Express, Discover Financial Services, JCB, MasterCard Worldwide and Visa International, to help facilitate the broad adoption of consistent data security measures.

Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) Policy (Policy 6340)

PCI Training

Follow this link to take the PCI Training.

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Open this Google Doc to see who has taken the PCI Training.


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What is PCI?

Purchase Card Industry Data Security Standards is most commonly referred to as PCI DSS Created by the PCI Data Security Council. Regulations apply to anyone who stores, processes, and transmits cardholder data. A critical component is minimizing risk and maximizing protection. It applies to all forms of payment card acceptance mail, phone, fax, point-of-sale, and online. PCI DSS identifies and corrects vulnerabilities by ensuring appropriate levels of security are maintained.

Why is PCI important?

Boise State University has an obligation to students, vendors, alumni and others to keep their account information safe when processing credit card payments. Boise State must maintain PCI compliance at all times.

Who should take the PCI training?

All University Staff that handle and/or process cardholder data.
This includes:

  • Employees that process payments or issue refunds.
  • Managers who have employees that have direct contact with credit card processing and data.
  • Any employee that oversees, manages or works with credit card processing software or hardware

How often do you need to take the training?

The training needs to be repeated on an annual basis.