The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a set of protocols developed to ensure the proper use and protection of cardholders’ personal information to reduce fraud. In order for University of Delaware merchants to be able to continue accepting credit cards, these protocols must be followed and attested to annually. These standards include use of hardware and software with particular encryption capabilities, written policies and procedures for managing devices and annual training around the PCI DSS standards.
To help UD through this process, we have partnered with a Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) who certifies that our processes and procedures are compliant and in line with best practices. Once confirmed, the QSA authorizes our ability to sign our annual Attestation of Compliance to the acquiring banks. As a result, we are all responsible for the compliance of our related payment processing. The QSA that UD has engaged is CampusGuard who also provides training and a portal for annual compliance attestation. Below are links for our CampusGaurd Training and Attestation Portal.
Below are links to The University of Delaware’s Payment Card Program Policy and procedure manual, applications to become a new merchant and multiple resources that have been designed to help our University Merchants comply with the standards and best practices.