The E-Commerce Group was reconvened in 2007 to address new Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards, PCI DSS, and to ensure that University of Massachusetts maintains compliance to these standards.
The E-Commerce Group is made up of individuals from the Treasurer's Office, Auditing, UITS and representatives from each campus.
The Initial Goals of the Group:
- Compile a complete inventory of all card processing merchants
- Identify their method of processing credit cards (i.e. online, POS, third party)
- Identify any storage of prohibited data
- Identify any storage of Primary Account Numbers, PAN
- Identify storage security of any paper storage of PAN
- Complete a Self Assessment Questionnaire for each merchant
- Identify and complete security scans where required by PCI
- Confirming there is no storage of prohibited credit card data by signing a Prohibited Data Retention Attestation Form
- Confirm that all third party and outside vendors processing credit cards are PCI Compliant
- Develop a Principles document outlining Best Practices for processing credit cards at the University of Massachusetts
Ongoing Tasks of the Group:
- Ensure quarterly security scans are performed and submitted to our acquiring bank
- Coordinate Self Assessment Questionnaires
- Develop requirements and procedures for new merchant set up at the University
- Develop standards for ensuring our merchants are processing credit cards in a secure and compliant manner
- Approve all new credit card processing and payment applications
- Develop and maintain a website with Credit Card procedures, guidelines and requirements
- Remain current with any changes to PCI DSS, PA-DSS, VISA CISP or MasterCard SDP Programs.
- Review and provide updates to the University of Massachusetts Standards for Acceptance of Debit and Credit Cards
Any questions concerning credit card processing should be directed to the appropriate campus E-Commerce Representative.
Fiscal Procedure No. 08-01 "E-Commerce Principles" (PDF)
Data Computing Policies
New Merchant Requests
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