Internal Controls in a Virtual World (While Preventing Cyber Attacks and Protecting PII)
In 2020, cyberattacks against schools increased 20% over 2019. Studies show that school staff are five times more likely to engage in risky online behavior at home versus at school. In light of these threats, what can grantees do to strengthen their internal controls and prevent breaches of student data? This session will discuss the Uniform Grants Guidance requirements for internal controls and Federal standards for information security, as well as provide practical tips to implement these controls in the work-from-home environment.
Who Will Benefit?
This webinar is of value to all federal granting agencies, federal grant recipients, and everyone who works with federal grants, including:
- Grant and program administrators
- Grant program staff
- State, district and school personnel
- Program monitors
What Will You Learn?
Attendees will learn:
- The minimum requirements regarding protecting student education records.
- Guidance from the U.S. Department of Education regarding virtual programs and online learning.
- Internal controls for protecting personally identifiable information for all employees of your non-federal entity.
- What mistakes are most common when it comes to protecting data.
- Responsibilities non-federal have when dealing with third-party data handlers.
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