While knowledge might be education's most valuable asset, today most of the knowledge is stored electronically in either report form, articles, thesis, research documents and general reference services, often web based for ease of access to by both teaching staff as well as students and pupils.
To make protecting this data harder is the multitude of formats it is created in as well as the range of platforms it is stored on such as the latest high end multi core servers down to low budget PC’s acting as a server!
Educational institutions now more than ever face harsh compliance rules from GDPR where child data is concerned. Now more than ever educational institutions will need to look closely at what data is held on students, pupils, staff, parents and carers and if it needs to be kept; and if so, who or what has the rights to access it.
Our experience demonstrates that linking encryption with access control enables our clients in this sector to control where data is stored, how it should be handled and allows tracking and marking so data can be easily classified and alerted on, should a user take inappropriate actions on data such as copying, reading or deleting it.
At Digital Pathways we have a range of solutions that can provide you with controls to data without breaking any of your organisation’s processes or introducing complex technical procedures that may hamper your service delivery.
If you are looking for a solution provider to give you sound advice call us to see how we may help.