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Recorded Webinar

Partnering: How to Fully Engage

Your IT Department in Payments Security

Thursday | April 18 | 2 - 3 pm EDT

Higher education institutions are amazingly complex organizations and their scope for compliance regulations is wider than other industries. While virtually every industry faces significant cybersecurity challenges, higher education is particularly vulnerable.


Higher education’s degree of openness and transparency has historically placed a focus on making sure that faculty, students, the public, and donors can connect easily to resources – including payments across possibly numerous networks. This has made college and university networks an open and inviting target.


Managing the balance between this "openness" and the need for tight security has historically been a challenge for college and university administrators and IT staff alike. Getting business administrators and IT align priorities and resources however, is sometimes a different story. Learn how Mississippi State University’s two sides of the coin were able to work together to become and stay PCI compliant.



Kevin Edelblute

Assistant VP, Controller & Treasurer

Mississippi State University

Kevin Edelblute is the Controller and Treasurer at Mississippi State University. His office has direct responsibility over Budget, Payroll, Student Account Services, Treasury Services, Sponsored Programs Accounting, Cost Accounting, Tax Compliance and Insurance. He received his B.S.B.A. degree from The Ohio State University with dual emphasis in Accounting and Information Systems and holds an M.B.A. with special emphasis in Project Management from Mississippi State University.


Mr. Edelblute worked as a consultant with BearingPoint Consulting from 1993 through 2001. During this time he worked on projects to install agency wide, client server and web based enterprise resource planning (ERP) applications for both Federal and State government agencies. He also worked for the Mississippi Department of Transportation as the Manager of Information Systems Outreach Services from February 2005 until June 2008. During his time with MDOT Mr. Edelblute managed projects that included document imaging, eLearning and other agency training initiatives.


Meredith Jackson

Deputy CIO & Director of Enterprise Information Systems

Mississippi State University

Meredith Jackson is the Deputy CIO and Director of Enterprise Information Systems (EIS) at Mississippi State University. EIS performs database administration, system integration, system design, as well as planning, programming, implementation, and on-going maintenance and support of various administrative systems throughout the university.

Ms. Jackson earned her B.B.A. in Business Information Systems, and an M.B.A. from MSU. She began working at MSU in 1993 as a computer programmer for Information Systems. She was an information systems and user services programmer analyst. She also has worked in the university's human resources management department as an employee training and development specialist. Since joining Enterprise Information Systems as a senior database analyst in 1997, Jackson has served as associate database administrator, database administrator, senior systems analyst and team leader, and Director. 


Judith Seguy, PCIP

Director of Operations


Judi Seguy has over 30 years of experience working in fields related directly to information security and compliance, relationship management, project management, and more in higher education, government, and healthcare markets. Judi coordinates the timely and accurate delivery of information security and compliance services, defining all CampusGuard products and their associated implementation strategies, while at the same time developing internal tools to manage project scope, goals, and deliverables. In addition, Judi has direct responsibility for the overall development of training courses and customer communications.


As a member of the CampusGuard Leadership Team, Judi is the liaison between management and the Customer Advocate Teams. Along with various internal teams, Judi is able to define and implement processes for each service in order to ensure that every customer engagement achieves a consistent level of excellence. 

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