The educational system has an enormous gap between high-tech, well-funded colleges and universities to low income and even lower budgeted school districts. Higher education schools can host new and improved student platforms, administrative systems, or on-site technology while lower end schools are barely scraping by with the bare minimums. Both are equally targetable and should hold up to the same standards of protection requirements.
Higher education cyber-attacks can target individuals, research, or intellectual property held by the staff, students, or the school itself. Low income/budgeted schools hold countless user information and are just as likely to be compromised. No other industry has more untrained individuals connecting so freely to the network.
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Educational institutions need to comply with Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), which is a Federal Law that protects the privacy of student education records. In addition, educational institutions involved in medical instruction and practice, need to comply with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). They also must be compliant with PCI-DSS requirements, and should have a current PCI assessment that will help them be compliant while processing credit card payments and avoid penalties or charges assessed for non-compliance.
- Security Risk Assessment
- PCI assessment and compliance
- FERPA assessment and compliance
- HIPAA security and privacy assessment and compliance
- Information security program improvement
- Creation of policies and procedures
- Incident response planning
- Vulnerability assessments and penetration testing
- Physical security testing
- Security Awareness training