Student data privacy is an important component of a safe learning environment. To maintain a competitive advantage, university leaders, administrators, business officers, CIOs and procurement chiefs must develop security policies that support student data privacy without creating inconvenient bureaucratic hurdles or clunky technology workflows.

This whitepaper reviews the risks of security breaches; identifies technologies, systems and processes that leave systems vulnerable; and provides an overview of security controls higher education institutions can implement to better protect student data.