Postsecondary Institution Data Security Overview & Requirements

  • Date : February 28, 2018 12:00 PM
  • Meeting Type : Webcast

A WCET and State Authorization Network (SAN) collaboration webcast.

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As institutions move from the Information Age to the Virtual Age, cyberthreats are a certainty. It isn’t a question of “if,” but “when” and “how often there will be a cyberthreat.” This webcast defined data security, compliance requirements, and available tools for institutions to avoid risks to their federal student aid access.

Webcast Objectives:

  1. Increase audience comprehension of the current state of data security in the educational sector and the requirements of all Title IV schools as financial institutions.
  2. Clarify the definition of a breach, the protocol to follow when a breach is detected, and the right data to include in notifying Federal Student Aid of a breach as required.
  3. Share the existing free tools and services that are available for institutions today to develop a risk profile, determine their cybersecurity maturity, and implement legally required controls.


Tiina Rodrigue

Senior Advisor-Cybersecurity, Office of the Chief Operating Officer (COO), Federal Student Aid (FSA), U.S. Department of Education


Marianne Boeke

Senior Director for Research and State Support, NC-SARA

Cheryl Dowd

Senior Director, State Authorization Network & WCET Policy Innovations

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