The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act sets forth requirements regarding
the privacy of student records and
affords students certain rights with respect to their education records.

Education records are specified as records that are directly related to a student that include any information in any medium.

This Includes:

      • Social security number

      • Admissions information

      • Biographical information

      • Grades, test scores, and GPA

      • Coursework including papers
        and exams

      • Disciplinary records.

      • Student financial and financial
        aid records

      • Internship or study abroad
        program records

Top 5 Reasons to Undertake Risk Analysis and Risk Management:

      1. Avoid security incidents
         and /or breaches.

     2. Ensure that high priority risks are
         aggressively managed and that all
         risks are cost-effectively managed

         throughout the project.

     3. Become a “best in class” practice.

     4. Provide management at all levels with
         the information required to make
         informed decisions on issues critical to
         project success.

     5. Tremendous educational and
         learning experience.

FERPA Compliance and Risk Management

Who is required to comply with FERPA?

All schools, either K-12 or higher education, public or private, that receives funds under any program from the U.S. Department of Education.

What are the penalties for failing to comply with FERPA?

An educational institution that fails to comply with FERPA may lose its federal funding. Individual incidents involving the disclosure of private information may lead to a lawsuit or allow for monetary compensation for the damages.

Sentryx Solution for FISMA/CSF Compliance and Risk Management

Sentryx provides expert guidance and effective software technology called SPARTAN to address the entirety of FERPA compliance and risk management. Our solution consistently addresses the seven elements of an effective compliance program. Also included is our FERPA privacy controls assessment. Lastly, our risk assessment process includes an accurate and thorough assessment of the potential risks and vulnerabilities to the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of federal data and information.

Features and Benefits of SPARTAN Risk Management SaaS

Sentryx Cybersecurity Solutions provides
a methodology and software that is proactive, adaptable, and consistent
with industry best standards.

 

The risk analysis and risk management process includes an accurate and thorough assessment of the potential risks and vulnerabilities to the confidentiality, integrity, and availability

of personally identifiable information.

An Ongoing Effort that
Requires Process Maturity

 

Peace of Mind

 

There is a Right Way and
Many Wrong Ways

 

Checklist and Spreadsheets
Will Not Pass Audit

• Spartan provides an accurate and thorough assessment of the potential risks and vulnerabilities to the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of the electronic information, whether it be client or company data.

• Definitions and default text aid in understanding of each topic and provide proper vernacular for attestation.

 

• Spartan solutions risk access, develop mitigation plans, and write reports.

• Spartan provides operational compliance through a mature, repeatable, complete, accurate and sustainable process and can become your on-going compliance assessment and monitoring tool.

• Spartan SaaS is an Enterprise Class platform providing Information Technology, Governance Risk and Compliance (IT GRC). Modules include HIPAA, FISMA, PCI-DSS, FERPA, NERC-CIP, Business Continuity Planning.


• Modules can be used individually or in combination when unique compliance requirements share common security controls and help us efficiently keep up with hundreds of tasks associated with each regulatory requirement.

 

• Spartan provides an auditable, password protected, logged documentation tool that meets requirements of internal and external audit standards.

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