Thursday, January 14, 2016

Call for Presentations for the 2016 PCI Workshop

Hello Friends and Colleagues in PCI DSS Compliance.

It's that time of year again, the program committee is requesting your input and submissions for presentations at the 2016 Treasury Institute for Higher Education PCI DSS Workshop.

The theme of the 2016 PCI DSS Workshop is
PCI DSS: Working Together; Succeeding Together.

In many schools, PCI oversight is the responsibility of the Treasurer/Finance Office yet much of the deployment and implementation of PCI DSS is a matter best left to the experts in Information Technology and/or the IT Security Office. Successful and sustainable PCI DSS compliance requires the identification and planning of common goals between finance and technology. Achieving and maintaining compliance requires top quality teamwork and documentation between Treasury/Finance (the PCI oversight group), Information Technology, third party service providers, and the individual departments that accept cards.

Where has your school succeeded in closing the distance between Treasury/Finance and Information Technology? What documentation and communication success stories do you have to share? Share your challenges or your glorious successes (or even your dismal failures) in implementing and maintaining PCI DSS compliance in the face of ever changing threats and attacks.

Concurrent Educational Session Topic Ideas

(All sessions should emphasize the collaboration needed between Finance and Technology to succeed.)
  • Dealing with PCI DSS and Changes in Vendor Delivered Technology
  • PCI DSS and Third Party Vendors, a Push-me Pull-me Relationship
  • PCI DSS: Funding the "Unfunded Mandate"
  • PCI DSS Change Management for Finance
  • Innovative Scope Reducing Solutions
  • Learning a new language; "IT meet Treasury, Treasury meet IT"
The sessions are scheduled in one-hour time blocks. Your presentation should be shorter than that in order to allow for Q&A and time for folks to move between sessions that may be in different rooms.

Speakers from Higher Education will be reimbursed for their workshop registration and certain travel, lodging, and meal expenses (maximum one person reimbursed per session). Speakers from outside of Higher Education will receive a complimentary workshop registration.
See General Expense Reimbursement Guidelines for further information.

How Do I Submit a Proposal?

To prepare your proposal, come up with a suggested title, a brief description of your presentation, your school's name, your contact info and suggested co-presenters, if applicable.

Either send your proposal to me using the Contact Form in the right sidebar and I will forward it on, or use that same Contact Form to ask me to send you the Treasury Institute address for Ruth Harpool so that you can contact her directly. (Sorry, to avoid spam I rarely include addresses in this blog.)

The submission deadline is: February 1, 2016

This workshop will be a gathering of your friends and peers, so there is never a hostile audience. You will be welcomed warmly, even if you have never presented anywhere before.  We know that many of you have valuable experiences that we would love to hear about. So get in touch and propose a session for the 2016 PCI Workshop in Savannah, Georgia this May.

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