How can we preserve the benefits of relatively open institutional environments while increasing due diligence in the era of cybersecurity? Protecting information systems is critical for every higher education organization. FERPA, PCI and HIPAA regulations drive compliance, but the myriad affiliations of students, faculty, staff and others along with multiple legacy and emerging interfaces to campus systems require thoughtful strategy and architecture.

Security Architects Partners can help you develop a more systematic and comprehensive security program to manage risks and protect confidentiality, availability and integrity of IT and information assets. We’ve worked with multiple higher ed institutions to understand the typical academic culture and IT management structures. We know what to look for to identify an institution’s governance and technical security gaps. We know how to work with stakeholders in the institution environment to help develop and guide security improvement plans.

Rapid Security Assessments for Higher Education: Security Architects Partners performs a maturity-focused current state analysis of the institution’s security posture. We deliver maturity and gap assessments for each of more than 20 security domains of expertise, and work with key institutional stakeholders to validate the findings, and deliver a security improvement roadmap. Learn more.

Rapid Identity Management Assessments for Higher Education: Security Architects Partners helps institutions assess current and planned IAM policies, processes and tools against our detailed set of maturity and good practices criteria. We work with key business and technical stakeholders to evaluate and provide detailed recommendations for improving authentication, authorization, identity life cycle management, role management, provisioning, directory services, auditing, federated and identity management and related practices. Learn more

Cybersecurity Assessments for Higher Education: Security Architects Partners provides a deep dive assessment into key domains of expertise – such as network security, endpoint security, vulnerability management, monitoring, data loss prevention and incident response – that are all key to the institutions’ preparedness for cyberattackers and advanced threats. We work with key business and technical stakeholders to evaluate and provide detailed recommendations on these cybersecurity topics. Learn more.