25 08, 2021

Student Aid Processing: Software To Speed Up The Operation

2021-08-25T14:59:08+00:00

Many students cannot afford a college education and there is a greater need for financial aid assistance for more students. This demand for financial support challenges institutions’ student aid processing capabilities. There are more applications to handle, which means more data to wade through, among other reasons. Institutions need to streamline the financial aid processing, [...]

Student Aid Processing: Software To Speed Up The Operation2021-08-25T14:59:08+00:00
11 08, 2021

Modernizing Your College Registrar Office with SIS

2021-08-11T19:45:52+00:00

College registrars play a central role in the success of operations at higher education institutions. Technology supports registrars in this role, assisting them to fulfill their duties. Using the right technology for your registrars’ office can promote efficient communications, collaboration, and support among staff, students, and faculty. But what does it take to modernize a [...]

Modernizing Your College Registrar Office with SIS2021-08-11T19:45:52+00:00
7 04, 2020

DSIS Memo from Jim Queen – The Paperless Office

2020-04-07T21:31:37+00:00

While I'm not advocating ignoring COVID 19, I am beginning to think about what our lives will be like after the Pandemic subsides and we can begin to return to the new normal, whatever that might be.  One thing that has happened is how clear the air is in Los Angeles as a result of [...]

DSIS Memo from Jim Queen – The Paperless Office2020-04-07T21:31:37+00:00
29 08, 2019

DSIS Memo from Jim Queen – Ransomeware Attacks

2019-08-29T18:16:39+00:00

Dear Customer, There has been a marked increase in attacks on education institutions using a computer hacking strategy known as Ransomware.  Ransomware is a type of malicious software, or malware, designed to deny access to a computer system or your data until a ransom is paid. Typically, the hacker accesses your computer system through phishing emails or by [...]

DSIS Memo from Jim Queen – Ransomeware Attacks2019-08-29T18:16:39+00:00
13 11, 2018

What is a SOC 1 Report?

2018-11-13T16:49:26+00:00

What is a SOC 1 Report? A Service and Organization Control Report explained. A SOC 1 Report (Service and Organization Controls Report) is a report on Controls at a Service Organization which are relevant to user entities’ internal control over financial reporting. The SOC1 Report is what you would have previously considered to be the [...]

What is a SOC 1 Report?2018-11-13T16:49:26+00:00
13 11, 2018

What is a Surcharge?

2018-11-13T16:45:39+00:00

What is a Surcharge? A surcharge, often called convenience fees, pass the cost of processing a credit card onto the person initiating the transaction or purchase.  In your case, a tuition payment.  The convenience fee offsets the cost of processing credit cards, netting the school 100% of the transaction, thus zero cost card processing. Surcharges or Convenience Fees [...]

What is a Surcharge?2018-11-13T16:45:39+00:00
17 07, 2018

What Exactly is FERPA – the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act?

2018-07-17T17:25:35+00:00

What Exactly Is FERPA - the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act?   What Exactly Is FERPA - the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act? The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) also known as the Buckley Amendment is a federal law that protects the privacy of a students’ education records and personally identifiable [...]

What Exactly is FERPA – the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act?2018-07-17T17:25:35+00:00
17 04, 2018

Flaw in Microsoft Outlook Lets Hackers Easily Steal Your Windows Password

2018-04-21T13:37:50+00:00

Flaw in Microsoft Outlook Lets Hackers Easily Steal Your Windows Password From a blog post by thehackernews.com, and many other blog posts similar, almost 18 months ago, a security researcher Will Dormann of the CERT Coordination Center (CERT/CC) has found a severe vulnerability in Microsoft Outlook (CVE-2018-0950), 18 months has passed but [...]

Flaw in Microsoft Outlook Lets Hackers Easily Steal Your Windows Password2018-04-21T13:37:50+00:00
15 03, 2018

Cybersecurity Due Diligence When Purchasing a Career College

2018-03-15T23:53:37+00:00

Cybersecurity Due Diligence When Purchasing a Career College, FERPA & GLBA Compliance It’s more than just Antivirus updates and OS patches! It is FERPA & GLBA Complaint as well. Schools, colleges, and universities are perhaps the last places one might think would interest the “cybercriminals.” After all, what could they potentially hope [...]

Cybersecurity Due Diligence When Purchasing a Career College2018-03-15T23:53:37+00:00

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