What would your school do in the event of a data breach?

The Notifiable Data Breaches Act came into effect on 22 February 2018 and established requirements for entities in responding to data breaches. Entities have data breach notification obligations when a data breach is likely to result in serious harm to any individuals whose personal information is involved in the breach.

A 2017 study by Accenture found that $3.2million is the average cost to an organisation due to a malware attack and on average there are 2.5 successful security breaches per company each year.

Independent educational institutions, such as CSA member schools, need to consider their legal obligations under the Privacy Act 1988 and ensure secure handling of their school community’s data.

To assist schools, leading cybersecurity and learning enablement provider CyberHound commissioned global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright to develop a suite of education-specific resources. These include simple checklists and user-friendly guides for schools to help prevent, and prepare for, a data breach.

CyberHound is providing CSA members with a free Privacy compliance manual for schools. This manual provides assistance in understanding obligations in relation to data protection and management including practical guidelines to assist schools comply with their obligations under the Privacy Act. Download your free Privacy Compliance Manual for Schools here.

If you or your school is interested in discussing the full range of data breach resources and how CyberHound can assist you with risk mitigation, please call 07 3020 3330 or email team@cyberhound.com.

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