Education Data Security Challenge

Higher Education institutions embody the ideals of intellectual creativity and freedom. The decentralized nature of these environments, however, present challenges in managing data security. While preserving this freedom is a top priority, it is also increasingly important for higher education institutions to deploy cost-effective and user transparent security controls to maintain compliance with regulations such as FERPA, HIPAA, ITAR, etc. and as sophisticated attackers target advanced research information. Collaboration within and between institutions adds another layer of complexity in securing sensitive data.

The Covata Solution for Education Institutions

All of Covata’s product solutions, including SafeShare for ITAR, Eclipse, and Data Discovery/Classification, allows organisations to provide an appropriate level of top-down risk management and security control while not impacting the individual empowerment of departments and research projects. Through the ability to quickly and easily assess and reduce the risk of regulated or proprietary information, the Covata platform gives IT departments the ability to provide a higher level of service to their internal stakeholders by allowing expanded use of popular platforms such as SharePoint, Office 365, and OneDrive Pro for Business.

Features and Advantages

 Granular logging of all permitted and denied access requests to export controlled information

2-Factor Authentication of users to prevent breaches due to stolen passwords

  Transparent file encryption with key management no matter where it is stored

 Quickly locate and access personal and sensitive information in data centres and clouds