Higher education institutions are increasingly targets of data breaches due to the vast amount of private information, including educational, medical and employee data, they maintain.  It is no longer a question of if a data breach will occur, but when.  Academic institutions can take certain measures to minimize exposure in the event of a breach, including:

  • Implement privacy and security policies and procedures that are known and adhered to by the institution
  • Prepare a corrective action plan in the event of a breach
  • Enhance privacy and security-related language in vendor and partner agreements
  • Consider cyber insurance

Click here to read our recent Client Alert and learn more about these steps.