School data security
and privacy consulting
for K-12 schools
Data should be close to the top of the list when thinking about the most important assets that schools possess. Just consider the huge amounts of sensitive information – concerning students, staff, parents and suppliers – that schools hold. It’s vitally important to protect this data from loss, theft and unauthorised disclosure, as failure to do so may result in huge penalties – including notifiable data breaches, reputational damage and in severe cases, regulatory fines.
Information security should be a whole-of-school responsibility, yet it often falls upon an IT department alone to implement the necessary processes and controls to safeguard data. We can help get your whole school on track with data security.
1-day privacy and security express audit
Starting your information compliance journey can be a daunting task, especially for schools (who’s primary task is actually the students, not the IT network!). It’s common forschools to have many fundamental questions when starting to look at privacy and security that often aren’t answered through traditional audit partners, such as:
“Having worked with a range of schools, Daryll has experiences to share that are pertinent, and made the current and future privacy legislation and security concerns real for us.
It was refreshing to hear from someone that had worn the responsibility for implementing privacy and security changes from inside of a school environment.”
– Evan Hughes, Head of ICT, Shire Christian School
Daryll Holland is a GDPR Certified Privacy Practitioner and has 20 years of international experience in education IT. He has extensive compliance experience including the implementation of GDPR and a comprehensive information security programme across one of the top Multi-Academy Trusts in the UK.
Custom solutions and further consulting
We can provide a range of consulting engagements in the data privacy and security portfolio, including:
- In-person or remote privacy training (Australian Privacy Act, New Zealand Privacy Act, GDPR)
- Introductory e-Learning courses covering privacy and security (for the whole school)
- Development and review of 3rd party vendor assessments on behalf of the school
- Keynote speaking engagements
- IT organisational change and digital transformation
If your school can use a helping hand in any of these (or related) areas, just full in the form below.
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