From multimedia and virtual classes to registering for the next semester, colleges and universities are now more reliant than ever on technology for daily operations.
With technology playing a bigger role in education across the board, there are greater opportunities for cybercriminals to infiltrate a network and access sensitive data.
As your cybersecurity services partner, our team works with you on a cybersecurity program design that meets your unique challenges and goals for data privacy. Our pragmatic and thorough approach ensures that school’s always in session and its data is secure.
We specialize in helping colleges and universities meet the latest cybersecurity policies and compliance & privacy standards, such as:
- ISO 27001
- Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
Higher Education Cybersecurity Services
Zaviant offers a suite of services for cyber and network security at colleges and universities.
Why Is Data Protection Important in Educational Institutions?
For educational institutions and their service providers, cyberattacks have serious consequences.
A one-stop shop of sorts for hackers, networks of colleges and universities are a treasure trove of private information of potentially thousands of people — students, faculty & staff.
In recent years, cyberattacks have become more pervasive in higher education. Hackers have wreaked havoc at schools by:
- Blocking access to essential systems
- Disrupting online learning
- Compromising confidential student information
On average, it costs $3.9 million for data recovery and network security improvements after a cyberattack in academia. Fines for non-compliance with data privacy regulations can be just as costly — a major breach can cost an educational institution millions in penalties.