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|
|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.
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
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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.
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Secure Passwords and
Privileged Accounts with
Thycotic Secret Server gives you the simplest, easiest and most affordable way to discover, secure and manage privileged account passwords across your organization.
Protect Endpoints and
Privilege Manager for Windows
Thycotic Privilege Manager for Windows protects endpoints from malware and enforce least privilege policies to shield applications and systems from malicious access.