Action: Upgrade for PCI Compliance + HTTPS Info
NOTE: If you are experiencing forms not working, you may have to upgrade your browser to a TLS v1.1+ compatible version OR simply clear your cache.
At Sacred Heart, your security is our priority. As the world continues to update software in order to maintain security and privacy, our web-hosted sites and partners were also upgraded for PCI Compliance (Payment Card Industry). We’re committed to maintaining the highest security standards in regards to our TLS (Transport Layer Security) upgrades to TLS 1.1 and higher.
What do I need to do?
You may need to update your computer OS and browser to a TLS v1.1+ supported version, to ensure of secure communications and transactions like accessing donation and payment pages, online registration and forms to ensure of secure information, which are susceptible to connectivity issues if you do not upgrade your OS and browser to support TLS v.1.1+
When does this need to happen?
Prior to March 15, 2018.
What are the OS and browsers versions that support TLS v1.1+?
Compatible Operating Systems Required
Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows Server 2012
Compatible Browsers Required
Firefox® version v.27+
Internet Explorer® v.8-10 (if enabled)
Internet Explorer v.11
Safari v. 5+
Firefox version v.27+
Internet Explorer v.11+
Opera® v. 14+
What is TLS and PCI?
TLS stands for “Transport Layer Security.” It is a protocol that provides privacy and data integrity between two communicating applications. It’s the most widely deployed security protocol used today, and is used for web browsers and other applications that require data to be securely exchanged over a network. TLS ensures that a connection to a remote endpoint is the intended endpoint through encryption and endpoint identity verification. The versions of TLS to date are TLS v.1.0, v.1.1, and v.1.2.
PCI stands for "Payment Card Industry" Data Security Standard.
Sacred Heart is enrolled in Trustwave's Trusted Commerce program to validate compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) mandated by all major credit card associations including: Discover, Mastercard Worldwide, Visa, Inc. and Visa Europe.
Look for HTTPS:
Before entering a credit card number, or any confidential information on any site on the web, make sure that the URL in your browser address bar turns green or begins with HTTPS and not HTTP. These are indicators that your session is secure and that the site is using encryption to protect your personal data. (NOTE: ashrosary.org online forms are all optimized for HTTPS).
This protocol is known as SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) encryption, and it helps protect online transactions by keeping data in transit confidential through encryption. In other words, your information is encoded and not visible to hackers.
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