ERMProtect Securing Education in Florida

MIAMI, June 2016 – ERMProtect’s FERPA Compliance services have benefited the company’s large client base of educational institutions by developing safeguards and procedures to prevent and manage cybersecurity vulnerabilities.

As of June 2016, ERMProtect provides cybersecurity to 14 nationally recognized universities, and educational and research institutes. The universities and institutes that ERMProtect provides security for in the State of Florida include, but are not limited to: Barry University, Nova Southeastern University, Florida International University, and the University of Miami.

It is ERMProtect’s mission to provide the absolute best cyber security software, implementation, penetration testing, and employee training possible for all universities and educational facilities.

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) requires that federally funded educational institutions ensure that certain procedures for delivering, storing, and transmitting educational records are adhered to.

Access to student information is federally regulated, which means that it is crucial for university cybersecurity firms to ensure that all possible vulnerabilities are found and matched with pristine cyber security protocols and corresponding software. Cybersecurity agencies for educational institutions can perform semi-regular penetration testing to find possible weak points and deal with them accordingly.

Last year, Pennsylvania State University, the University of Virginia, and the University of Connecticut were all the targets of vicious cyberattacks. Universities are popular targets for hackers because their networks are easy to access and store thousands of individuals’ private information.

University cybersecurity firms are likely to see an increase in university clientele, as hackers are constantly evolving and using more sophisticated methods to steal information belonging to students and faculty.

ERMProtect was founded by Silka Gonzalez in 1998. In addition to being ERMProtect’s CEO, Silka instructs a graduate level course in IT audits at Florida International University, and is a senior member of the University of Miami Entrepreneur Program. ERMProtect is a leader in the cyber security industry, with secure systems implemented all around the world and with the largest, most prestigious universities and educational institutes.

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