Credit card data remains one of the biggest targets for hackers and in the educational environment, just about every segment of the university processes some sort of payment today – from the bursar’s office, to the dining hall, to the stadium, to the bookstore.
As a result, data breaches at colleges and universities are on the rise. These institutions are targets because their networks have access to a large amount of private information, including educational and medical records, as well as employees’ personal data. According to the Ponemon Institute, data breaches at academic institutions cost in excess of $300 per compromised record.
Bluefin provides universities, colleges and other educational organizations PCI-validated Point-to-Point Encryption (P2PE), which is designed to secure credit card data through encryption in a PCI-approved P2PE device and decryption of data in Bluefin’s hardware environment.
We sat down with the University of California San Diego Extension to learn more about the importance of PCI-validated P2PE to their operations, the savings they have realized since implementation, and the reasons why they chose the Bluefin P2PE solution. Read the case study.