Records management underpins much of 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. According to Symantec’s annual Internet Security Threat Report1, 10 percent of reported security breaches involved the education sector, trailing only healthcare and retail. 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 one of their top five priorities, according to the annual Campus Computing Project 2015 survey2.
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.