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Securing Higher Education Payments & Sensitive Data with Encryption & Tokenization

Colleges and universities are prime targets for hackers simply because of the amount of payment and student/alumni data they process over multiple campus locations. Securing this data can be a challenge due to different software systems, processing providers, and methods of payment/data acceptance. With malware and ransomware attacks poised to significantly increase in 2021, it’s more important than ever that higher education institutions implement a holistic payment cybersecurity strategy. EDUCAUSE invites you to join us to learn about the strategies, products, and solutions that you can deploy across campus to protect your payment and sensitive data, including PCI-validated point-to-point encryption (P2PE) for POS payments and tokenization for the intake of online payment, PII, and PHI data.

Outcomes:

  • Know the types of attack vectors that target higher education
  • Understand the basics of “defending the fort” and securing your system’s perimeter
  • Learn about the merits of “devaluing the data” with encryption and tokenization
  • Discover the types of encryption and tokenization solutions available to higher education

Hear a higher education case study on P2PE implementation by Colorado State University.