Proper data governance and security are crucial for maintaining community trust, ensuring educational access, and protecting districts from liability and reputational damage. School districts maintain vast amounts of sensitive student records, staff data, and proprietary information that is both highly regulated and highly valuable. We assist districts with compliance, policy development, incident response, and training around protecting these confidential assets against breaches, misuse, and cyber threats. Our team provides school administrators and staff with the knowledge needed to make informed decisions on collecting, securing, and responsibly leveraging data critical to student development and district operations.
In the event of a data security incident, our team is available around the clock to help assess, respond, and manage.
We help clients with the following:
- Advising on federal laws related to student data use like FERPA, COPPA, CIPA, as well as a host of comprehensive state data privacy laws
- Guiding policy creation around data collection, storage, sharing, retention, and security protocols
- Conducting audits assessing data flows and compliance vulnerabilities
- Drafting/updating breach incident response plans for rapid containment and notification
- Representing districts responding to data breach regulatory investigations and litigation
- Delivering training to staff on proper data handling, privacy safeguards, and security awareness
- Counseling on cyber risks with online learning tools and AI-powered tools
- Negotiating and review data sharing agreements with EdTech vendors and software providers
- Advising on cyber insurance policies covering data incidents and network disruptions