Records management underpins much of the student, faculty and administrative experiences. It's up to colleges and universities to ensure that they are positive experiences — and that the related records are secure. Developing a strong records security policy is a key issue facing colleges and universities today. Education, along with healthcare and retail, are among the industries that face the majority of security threats, according Symantec.1
These threats, paired with stringent federal regulations like the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), have led higher education IT directors to make network and data security a top priority. What's more, the variety of records — human resources records for faculty and other staff, student records, health records, and various administrative documents — and systems involved — can make this challenge even more daunting.