Financial Services

OUHSC Campus

Bursar Office

Protecting Cardholder Data

PCI Data Security Standards are technical and operational requirements set by the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) to protect cardholder data. The Council is responsible for managing the security standards, while compliance with the PCI Security Standards is enforced by the payment card brands. The standards apply to all organizations that store, process, or transmit cardholder data. In operational terms, complying with PCI DSS means that you are doing your part to ensure that our students, parents, alumni, donors, and visitors payment card data is being kept safe throughout every transaction at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. By ensuring a secure and compliant environment they – and you – can have confidence that they are protected against the pain and cost of data breaches. All OUHSC departments that accept, store, process, or transmit payment cards are required to be compliant with PCI DSS. 

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If you suspect there has been an incident where card holder data has been compromised, please contact your supervisor, the Bursar’s office, or IT security.


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