Understanding the meaning of a comprehensive, effective, risk-based compliance strategy is the first step in achieving it. Industry standards and regulatory mandates are put in place to ensure organizations take stock of their potential risk and build out a robust security strategy to prevent against cyberattacks and potential data breaches.
In the Education industry, data privacy cannot receive a failing grade. Organizations with access to student data are responsible for keeping that data secure. Without a strong cybersecurity posture (and security controls in place), educational institutions are unlikely to be compliant with the regulations laid out by the Family Educational Right and Privacy Act (FERPA). As well, without considering compliance and applicable regulations, any security strategy is likely lacking.
To learn more about FERPA compliance and cybersecurity, check out Absolute’s latest research report focused on compliance within the education sector.