Remote learning, work, and research collaboration introduce new risks and data protection requirements for colleges and universities. Many higher education institutions had begun the transition to the digital campus before the COVID outbreak. The coronavirus pandemic accelerated that digital transformation and made it an immediate imperative.
Data now resides in countless applications, both on-premises and in the cloud. Remote engagement at scale means large numbers of managed and unmanaged devices and networks are being used to store and handle data. This has severely hindered perimeter-based security’s effectiveness, taking away the visibility and control higher education institutions used to have and placing personally identifiable information (PII) and intellectual property (IP) at even greater risk. Compromise of student PII puts institutions in danger of Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) violations and their consequences.
To fulfill new data protection requirements and maintain FERPA compliance, higher education institutions need cybersecurity that works no matter where data goes. The Lookout Security Platform offers institutions:
- a unified, converged platform purpose-built for higher education
- end-to-end data protection and visibility across endpoints and on-premises and cloud apps