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Post-Secondary Institution Data Security Overview & Requirements

Presenter:  Tiina Rodrigue is the Senior Advisor-Cybersecurity, Office of the Chief Operating Officer (COO), Federal Student Aid (FSA), U.S. Department of Education (ED) in Washington, DC. 

The Session Description:

As institutions move from the Information Age to the Virtual Age, cyber threats are a certainty. It isn’t a question of “if,” but “when” and “how often.” This presentation defines data security, compliance requirements, and available tools. Learn how your institution can avoid risks to its federal student aid access.


  1. Increase audience comprehension of the current state of data security in the educational sector and the requirements of all Title IV schools as financial institutions
  2. Clarify the definition of a breach, the protocol to follow when a breach is detected, and the right data to include in notifying Federal Student Aid of a breach as required
  3. Share the existing free tools and services that are available for institutions today to develop a risk profile, determine their cybersecurity maturity, and implement legally required controls
Start Date: 02.28.2018
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