education and distance learning data

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innerView Employee Monitoring, Data Loss Protection DPL Insider Threat Management

The Data Challenge:

Our team at innerActiv made it a point to consider a broad spectrum of industries when designing our full data security suite, carefully taking into account each one’s unique security needs and what potential threats their daily operations could face.

Much like organizations within the private sector, educational institutions face their own specific set of challenges when it comes to information security. While those institutions are encouraged to keep an environment of openness when it comes to information, they are also faced with housing a myriad of data types and with protecting the personal data and well-being of their employees, their student body, and the families of those students. Complicating the issue is the fact that most organizations need to tackle this challenge with limited budget and IT resources available. This in itself can create a dangerous compromise when it comes to maintaining the integrity of the educational body’s crucial data.

The higher education industry accounts for 17% of all reported data breaches, second only to the medical industry’s 27%!

(Privacy Rights Clearinghouse)

In recent years, this trend of data loss has steadily increased – and not just in the higher education sector. K-12 institutions are often viewed as easy targets by hackers, or fall victim to accidental disclosures from unprotected endpoints. In today’s increasingly cloud-based business world, school districts are often encouraged to share student or school data with a rising number of third party vendors in order to supply educational services or to increase parental or community involvement. While these services, such as student IDs or parent financial accounts may be necessary, they also provide additional avenues for student data to leave a secure network. There is also the recent trend within the higher education sector for each member of the student body to utilize their personal information for offsite coursework, dormitory designation, and social mandates – all within the educational institution’s communal network. While deemed as necessary, these institutional trends can work in creating dangerous variables to how crucial personal data can be accessed.

The innerActiv Education Solution:
innerActiv can help meet this challenge by preventing accidental disclosures, locating and protecting student or employee data, monitoring compliance requirements, and even bringing awareness to threatening language or behavior in the educational environment. In the event of cyber-bulling or language and behavior representative of a hostile work environment, innerActiv proves its unmatched value as a provider of comprehensive and accessible data security. We can do this by:

  • Providing a user-friendly and low-overhead monitoring solution to maintain low IT and resource costs
  • Scanning endpoints and file shares to identify data being stored insecurely
  • Monitoring or preventing print jobs containing highly sensitive or inappropriate information
  • Alerting on or preventing emails that contain student or employee data from traveling to unapproved recipients
  • Monitoring keyword usage in chat, IM, websites, or email for threatening or inappropriate language
  • Alerting when a print screen event takes place that may include sensitive data
  • Tracking and alerting on violations to HIPAA, FERPA, or any other key compliance initiatives
  • Monitoring for the usage of administrator access codes by non-administrators

Let innerActiv’s innovative security features truly work for you, not only providing the comprehensive internal monitoring solutions to successfully locate preexisting compliance breaches and other insidious forms of internal threats, but also in educating you and your team how to properly move forward in averting such potential dangers in the future.

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OnGuard Systems, developer of innerActiv, was founded in 2009 by Jim Mazotas with the primary goal of protecting organizations’ endpoints against the rising risk of insider threat and accidental data leakage.

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