Education

FAILING SECURITY RESULTS IN MORE THAN A BAD GRADE
“I was amazed at how quickly Parameter Security studentwas able to access ‘secure’ data. Had this been a malicious hacker, we would have been a media headline. Based on this experience, I can’t stress how vital it is to be proactive when it comes to security. I highly recommend Parameter Security.”

– Marie Houston, Chancellor


Educational Institutions Failing Security
 
More and more we’re seeing schools and universities in the news. Recently, Buena Vista University released this statement:

“Buena Vista University has had a data breach on campus. We engaged a nationally-recognized computer forensics team to conduct an investigation and learned someone gained unauthorized access to a BVU database. The information that this person could have accessed includes names, Social Security numbers and some driver’s license numbers of BVU students (applicants, former and current), parents, faculty/staff (current and former), alumni and some donor records. These records date back to 1987…”

Source: Buena Vista University Website; www.bvu.edu

Would Your Schools’s Security Measures Pass?
Don’t wait until it’s too late to find out. The last thing you want is to write something similar to what you just read. Test the security of your networks and staff like you test your students – on a regular basis. If you flunk information security, the whole world will know. Like so many educational institutions, you’ll be the next headline in the news. And what’s the most common way a hacker gets into your network? An individual.

So how can you better protect your institution from malicious attacks? By having your network hacked to see where your weaknesses lie. Who better to conduct such a test than an ethical hacker?

Parameter Security’s ethical hackers can conduct a real-world hack using your technology and your people to test the security of sensitive data such as:

  • Social Security Numbers
  • Birth Dates
  • Drivers Licenses
  • Addresses
  • Emails
  • Phone Numbers
  • Test Scores
  • School Records
  • Health Records
  • Applications
  • Financials
  • And More

Whether you’re an elementary, secondary or higher education institution, we not only help you meet compliance requirements (FERPA, PCI DSS, HIPAA, GLBA, etc.), but we also make you more secure. How? By using our skills as hackers to provide practical recommendations to improve your information security as a result of the vulnerabilities we identify.

Our motto: If you’re secure, you’re compliant. (Not the other way around.)