Sacramento State increases payment card security on campus

Sacramento State increases payment card security on campus

Sacramento State University recently announced it plans to increase its security to thwart credit card fraud on its campus, according to a recent report by the State Hornet.

Although the university has not experienced credit card fraud, school officials do not want to take any chances regarding this dangerous issue. Since 2008, Sacramento State has worked closely with MasterCard and Visa to order to remain PCI compliant, the report stated.

"Merchants on campus such as the Hornet Bookstore as well as all Java City locations have demonstrated PCI compliance and have a system where they can identify who has stolen card information and has used the information in a purchase if there were a breach," said the State Hornet's Russell Preston.

All vendors on campus that accept credit card payments must be 100 percent PCI compliant.

Since PCI compliance remains such a vital issue for organizations, the PCI Security Standards Council released a new set of guidelines in June to help regulate payments. The resource helps organizations accept all forms of electronic payments, including credit, debit, smart card and mobile payments.