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From safeguarding student privacy to fortifying research endeavors, compliance with cybersecurity regulations and standards is the anchor that holds higher education institutions steady in the face of cyber threats.

These can include but are not limited to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), which safeguards student records and restricts their disclosure; the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), which applies to institutions that handle student health information; the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), ensuring secure handling of credit card information; the GDPR, applicable to institutions handling personal data of individuals including GLBA i.e. involving measures like risk assessments, data encryption, access controls, and employee training to protect sensitive financial information….. Read more…