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Financial information is a valuable target for cybercrime, for obvious purposes such as redirection of funds via online banking platforms or hijacked tax returns.  Banks were among the first targets of cybersecurity attacks in the 1990s and Congress moved quickly to enact regulatory oversight to protect consumers’ electronic financial information and the money associated with it.   But banks aren’t the only types of organizations that process financial information: higher education institutions process plenty of student financial data, especially financial aid information.  

Cyber Risk and Education

As banks improve their security posture and become less appealing targets, cybercriminals increasingly target educational institutions’ financial records. 

The Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (“GLBA”, US Code § 6801), passed in 1999, requires financial services organizations, which include postsecondary educational institutions, to ensure the security and confidentiality of student financial aid records and information.  Thus, higher education institutions, such as universities, community colleges, and trade schools that process student financial aid information are subject to the same cybersecurity requirements as banks.

Solving Your Biggest Challenges

We understand the complex operational, third party, and technology risks inherent to education institutions and have built a suite of services to help you solve your toughest risk management challenges.

vCISO Services

Relay on the collective expertise of a team with 20+ years of experience assessing and building cybersecurity programs for leading organizations in a variety of industry verticals. Benefit from frequent industry updates, actionable strategies and security expertise infused into your business operations. 

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WEEK TIMELINE

Valorr completed this implementation in just 2 months.

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APPLICATIONS

The scope for this global implementation.

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At Valorr, we take a different approach to managing business and cyber risk.

Proven Equity Expertise

Valorr has worked with some of the largest private equity firms in the world - from family offices and community funds to publicly traded venture capital firms, helping to secure and inform.

Innovative Services

Valorr's experts specialize in understanding emerging threats, new attack vectors, and innovative solutions to help you build smarter, better cyber defenses.

Compliance Experts

Valorr is well versed in industry regulations like GDPR and NYDFS as well as leading privacy and security standards, helping to streamline compliance and strategic initiatives.

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