Cyberattacks, accusations of widespread sexual abuse, and fraternity hazing that leads to a death. These are just a few examples of incidents that present major concerns for many education institutions.
The record $4.5 million fine issued against Michigan State University should serve as another reminder that Clery Act noncompliance can jeopardize campus security and dramatically affect a college or university’s reputation.
The issues of data security, sexual misconduct, and workplace harassment—pressing concerns on any college campus—present unique challenges for educators and administrators.
Between 2012 and June 2017, educational institutions publicly disclosed more than 200 data breaches. Nearly half of these incidents were the result of hacking, malware, or phishing.
United Educators (UE) has a history of developing resources aimed at helping administrators better understand, and mitigate, the many complex risks that occur in the educational setting.