Postsecondary Institution Data Security Overview & Requirements

Join us on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 for a free 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 defines data security, compliance requirements, and available tools.

Learn how your institution can avoid risks to its 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.

This important conversation is free and open to all including WCET and SAN members.

This webcast is provided free and open to all. The webcast will run for 60 minutes and take place via GoToWebinar.

February 28, 2018, Wednesday

9:00 AM HAST / 10:00 AM AKST / 11:00 AM PST / Noon MST / 1:00 PM CST / 2:00 PM EST


Tiina RodrigueTiina Rodrigue

Tiina Rodrigue is the Senior Advisor-Cybersecurity, Office of the Chief Operating Officer (COO), Federal Student Aid (FSA), U.S. Department of Education (ED) in Washington, DC. In her role as Senior Advisor at FSA, she leverages her more than 25 years of experience to guide FSA and ED’s interdepartmental cybersecurity efforts with government entities such as the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and Department of State; as well as the departmental activities with post-secondary institutions, financial lenders, guaranty agencies, and private collection agencies to establish an industry-wide professionalized cyber workforce, meaningful metrics, and ground-truth security.

Rodrigue holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin, a Master’s degree in Management Information Technology from the University of Virginia, and currently a candidate in The George Washington University’s Executive Cyber Corps Doctoral program. Her dissertation quantitatively examines the power and politics of cybersecurity within an organizational environment. She is a wife and mother of six, enjoying running her farm of goats, chickens, and bees.


Marianne BoekeMarianne Boeke
Senior Associate,



Cheryl DowdCheryl Dowd
Director, State Authorization Network,