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The Path to PCI Compliance – Part 5: Summary

This is the last in our series on the Path to PCI compliance. First, if you've made it this far...thank you! If you haven't read the previous blogs you can start with the first one here. Taken altogether, sometimes it's hard to see the forest for the trees and the path to PCI compliance becomes overgrown and overwhelming. Let’s review just exactly what steps you [...]

By | September 6th, 2018|Blog|

The Path to PCI Compliance – Part 4: Submitting the SAQ and AOC

Welcome to installment number four on the path to PCI compliance. Previously, we reviewed the 12 PCI requirements, discussed the SAQ and AOC and how different card payment solutions effect which SAQ you should follow. By way of a reminder, SAQ is Self-Assessment Questionnaire and AOC is Attestation of Compliance which are one in the same form. Today we’ll explain how you can submit your [...]

By | August 30th, 2018|Blog|

The Path to PCI Compliance – Part 3 – The SAQ

This is the third part in a series on the path to PCI compliance. Previously, we covered scope and the 12 PCI-DSS requirements. In this part, we will discuss the Self-Assessment Questionnaire, or SAQ, and Attestation of Compliance. We’ll also review how to understand which version of the SAQ you need to fill out. The SAQ is a questionnaire for you to fill out based [...]

By | August 16th, 2018|Blog|

The Path to PCI Compliance – Part 2: The PCI Requirements

The Path to PCI Compliance – The PCI Requirements   Welcome back to the Path to PCI Compliance. In part one of this series we outlined the very high-level path for attaining and maintaining PCI compliance. With that in mind, let's take a quick run through exactly what the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI-DSS) expect of you in order to be compliant.   [...]

By | August 2nd, 2018|Blog|

NISC Membership Reaching Far and Wide

Though NISC has always aimed to have a small-company feel, it’s no doubt that we are growing, and our Membership is growing as well. Though each of our four offices are based in the midwestern United States, we represent Members in all 50, as well as American Samoa, Canada and Palau. It’s incredible to see how we’ve expanded to become a true international organization over [...]

By | August 1st, 2018|Blog|

The Path to PCI Compliance – Part 1: What is PCI Compliance?

Hello and welcome to the first in a five-part series of blog posts on the topic of PCI-DSS. PCI-DSS is the shorthand for Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard, which is a set of standard security practices put in place to ensure that the acceptance of credit card payments, along with the processing, storage and transmission of credit card data, is done in a secure manner. This series of blogs is meant to help provide some insight on PCI and to help you navigate the path to PCI compliance.

By | July 19th, 2018|Blog|

FRS Honors Rural Youth Across the Country with NISC Scholarships & Awards

As NISC celebrates 50 years, we celebrate the people who built us – our Members and employees. In that same spirit, it is new minds, ideas and innovations that will usher us into the next 50 years. To commemorate our 50th, NISC’s employees invested in that future workforce through our “Giving 50@50” campaign, and today, we’re seeing the tangible ways those funds are changing lives. [...]

By | June 20th, 2018|Blog|

NISC Awarded the 2018 ‘Nature’s Friend Award’

Each spring, Arbor Day is observed annually to celebrate trees and encourage tree planting. Many communities around the world gather on this day to plant trees and take care of their parks. At the Arbor Day celebration in the new Co-op Park in Shawano, Wis., NISC was awarded the 2018 Commercial ‘Nature’s Friend Award’ by the Shawano Tree Advisory Board for its outstanding property. The [...]

By | June 5th, 2018|Blog|

Managing Your Distribution System with NISC Operations Analytics

You don't use a slide rule anymore. Why would you only look at your distribution system using monthly usage data? With NISC Operations Analytics (OA), learn how to leverage interval readings to better manage your distribution system.

By | May 17th, 2018|Blog|

Utility Broadband Directors Conference 2018

Utility broadband is an important topic in the industry, and questions surrounding the rollout and adoption, among other aspects of the technology, are at the forefront of many minds in the utility industry. Maybe none more so than the Boards of Directors at utility cooperatives across the country.

By | May 9th, 2018|Blog|