Data Privacy and Security
School districts manage and maintain large amounts of student data across multiple information systems. This information is a valuable tool that helps provide our students with a high-quality, data-driven educational experience. We take seriously our responsibility to ensure this data is utilized thoughtfully and maintained safely and securely.The MORIC offers its component districts and BOCES access to a wealth of resources and state and national expertise to help navigate this challenging data security landscape, so they are able to focus on preparing students for the future.
All Regional Information Centers across NY State have combined their expertise to create the NYS RIC Data Privacy & Security Resource Center. Here you will find downloadable resources, best practices, law and regulation explanations, helpful links to other resources, and much, much more.
The MORIC offers:
- System Assessments
- Administrative Systems User Rights Assessments
- Best Practices Documentation
- Forensic Investigations
- Cyber Security Incident Planning and Response Assistance
Did You Know?
According to a recent study conducted by IBM and the Ponemon Institute, 95% of all data breaches are rooted in human behavior as opposed to technology failure. This includes poor passwords, clicking on malicious links, not keeping software up to date, malicious insiders, and social engineering.