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over 14 million educational records were breached in 2016 in the United States alone.

Thycotic helps educational institutions protect and secure access to student data and personally identifiable information (PII)

WHAT’s the challenge?

Research indicates that more than 60% of education breaches are the result of unintentionally disclosed or stolen privileged data, including non-human privileged account credentials.

WHY it’s important

Besides the damage to a school’s reputation, FERPA allows students to sue an educational institution if they believe their university has violated their privacy, and did not properly protect their personal information.

HOW we solve it

Thycotic delivers comprehensive Privileged Account Management solutions that protect student and staff data by securing privileged account passwords, and locking down applications, endpoints and OS configurations.

Thycotic Privileged Account Management (PAM) security solutions help protect student and faculty data through security controls that also help satisfy FERPA, HIPAA and other compliance requirements.

Center for Internet Security, Critical Security Controls Can Help Meet
CSC1 Inventory of Authorized and Unauthorized Devices
CSC2 Inventory of Authorized and Unauthorized Software
CSC3 Secure Configurations for Hardware and Software on Mobile Devices, Laptops, Workstations and Servers
CSC4 Continuous Vulnerability Assessment and Remediation
CSC5 Controlled Use of Administrative Privileges
CSC6 Maintenance, Monitoring, and Analysis of Audit Logs
CSC7 Email and Web Browser Protections
CSC8 Malware Defenses
CSC11 Secure Configurations for Network Devices such as Firewalls, Routers, and Switches
CSC14 Controlled Access Based on the Need to Know
CSC16 Account Monitoring and Control
CSC18 Application Software Security
CSC19 Incident Response and Management
CSC20 Penetration Tests and Red Team Exercises

Thycotic PAM security solutions can help your organization meet compliance requirements by implementing critical security controls across your university network.

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The risk is everywhere

Students and parents put their trust in your school every day, to teach students in the classroom and online. As you’ve added online classes, remote locations, and multiple learning and records systems, you need a central way to manage and secure access to systems, especially those that house student data.

The cost of a student data breach

According to the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), “a student who believes his or her university has violated their privacy could sue the institution for damages.” Proactively securing privileged credentials can help you avoid a class action suit if a data breach was to occur, and document that appropriate security policies were followed.

Thycotic Secret Server provides a privileged account security management system for universities and other higher education institutions looking to achieve FERPA compliance and avert the cost of a student data breach.

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As an IT organization, we always struggle with getting policies written, so having something like this template would be extremely helpful and valuable. If the policy is approved by our university cabinet, this would be something that would be distributed to our employees. The template instructions were very clear and easy to follow.”

– Joe Alcorn, Systems Administrator, Point Loma Nazarene University

FREE Security Policies Template
for Privileged Passwords

Privileged account credentials are a prime target of hackers, so it’s critical that you put password protection policies in place to prevent unauthorized access to student data, and demonstrate security compliance.

Editable, easily customized Microsoft Word document

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