Industry Solutions

Higher Education

Protect What Matters Most – Student, Faculty, and Donor Sensitive Data

Empowering educational institutions with solutions for current and future data protection challenges.

Higher education institutions collect the most sensitive information from their students, faculty, administration, and donors. A single student record offers a comprehensive view of a student’s life, including personal demographic data, academic records, and financial and medical information. This invaluable data puts their security constantly at risk, so it’s no wonder educational institutions rank fourth in the sheer volume of data breaches they experience — breaches that adversely impact donor, student, and family decisions.

From HIPAA to FERPA to GLBA, higher education must comply with multiple data privacy regulations to safeguard an ever-expanding body of data. The need to ensure accurate, compliant, and secure data is further complicated by the need for open, accessible networks that enable free and flexible learning. With so much data at risk — from students’ protected health information (PHI) and credit card numbers to faculty research — higher education institutions must take proactive measures to minimize vulnerabilities. 

Spirion provides the solution to this, enabling institutions to accurately discover and classify personal data according to compliance regulations and campus rules, understand the data within the context of the institution, and take actions to protect the personal data privacy of students, their guardians, and faculty that uphold compliance as well.

Reduce risk exposure

Identify sensitive data, classify different data types by their level of sensitivity, and protect personal data to prevent compromise and misuse.

Improve business efficiencies and decision-making

Enhance security posture by making informed decisions based on business insights.

Facilitate compliance

Facilitate compliance with GDPR, CCPA, GLBA, PCI-DSS, and other relevant data protection laws and regulations.

Trusted by higher education institutions to maintain student data privacy.


Data breaches of higher education institutions over the last 15 years have exposed nearly 18.4 million records.

Comparitech 20202 analysis of data breaches in U.S. schools since 2005


The average cost-per-record of a data breach in education.

IBM Cost of a Data Breach Report 2021


Fifty of the top U.S. colleges trust Spirion to secure their sensitive data.

U.S. News & World Report 2021 Best Colleges

Meet the requirements of evolving data protection regulations.


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