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    Paul Bantick

    Paul Bantick

    UK TMB Focus Group Leader & Underwriter

    Effective data breach protection for higher education.

    Information exposures within colleges and universities have many causes and are difficult to control. And even with the best systems, controls, personnel and procedures, no college or university is immune to the risk.

    It only takes one small human error, or an office break-in, or a clever hacker to compromise millions of records and create potential havoc within your organisation.

    Essentially, a data privacy breach is not a question of "if". The only question is "when?"

    The negative publicity resulting from a data breach can lead to massive reputational and brand damage.

    An effective response is a complicated response. BBR Services will be with you every step of the way, providing effecting data breach protection. Numerous colleges and universities have turned to Beazley to help coordinate their response to data breaches.

    Higher Education Insights

    14.7 million

    personal records compromised between 2005 and 2015 were entrusted to colleges and universities (www.privacyrights.org)

    $111

    data breaches in higher education cost colleges an average of $111 per record (www.chronicle.com)

    22 percent

    of higher education breaches managed by Beazley in 2015 were caused by unintended disclosure

    Colleges and universities face complex issues when a breach occurs. You maintain personal data on applicants, students, faculty and other employees, donors, trustees, and board members, who often reside in different states with different breach notification laws. Educational institutions with health clinics may also be subject to the breach notification requirements imposed by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH). These laws require time-consuming and labor-intensive internal investigations, the expertise of specialised outside vendors, and can create a public relations nightmare.

    The publicity and consumer dissatisfaction that surround a data breach have spurred a wave of class action complaints against organisations big and small. Relying on a variety of privacy laws, enterprising plaintiffs’ lawyers have filed complaints seeking billions of dollars in damages. The risk of crippling damages, and the sizeable costs of litigation, often push organisations to settle even in the absence of any clear harm to the affected individuals.

    State and federal regulators have made one point clear: a significant breach of information will result in monetary penalties, onerous corrective action plans, and on-going audits. Whether through the strict data privacy and security requirements of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), or the increasing interest of state attorneys general in enforcing privacy laws, the regulatory landscape for higher education institutions carries an immense amount of risk.

    In addition to covering your business, BBR also protects your partners though third party coverage.  Third party coverage includes:

    • Third party information security and privacy coverage with up to $15M in limits in addition to the breach response coverage
    • Regulatory defense and penalties
    • Website and offline media liability
    • PCI fines, penalties and assessments
    • Cyber extortion
    • First party business interruption and data protection with limits up to $15 million.

    Beazley, a leading insurer of technology and information security risks, has developed Beazley Breach Response (BBR), a solution to privacy breaches and information security exposures tailored to the needs of higher education. BBR is a complete privacy breach response management and information security insurance solution, which includes a range of services designed to help you respond to an actual or suspected data breach incident effectively, efficiently, and in compliance with the law. Numerous colleges and universities have turned to Beazley to help coordinate their response to data breaches.

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    Not if, but when. Any college or university handling personal information will, sooner or later, be confronted with the challenge of a data breach. It's not a matter of "if" but "when".

    Higher education team

    Underwriters

    Paul Bantick

    UK TMB Focus Group Leader & Underwriter

    Paul Bantick

    London, UK

    +44 207 674 7250

    Rossella Bollini

    Underwriter - International TMB

    Rossella Bollini

    London, UK

    +44 207 674 7708

    Lucy Cantlay

    Underwriter

    Lucy Cantlay

    London, UK

    +44 207 674 7816

    Alec Cramsie

    US TMB Team Leader & Underwriter

    Alec Cramsie

    London, UK

    +44 (0) 207 674 7589

    Dan Hopkinson

    TMB Underwriter

    Dan Hopkinson

    London, UK

    +44 207 674 7277

    Alessandro Lezzi

    International TMB Team Leader

    Alessandro Lezzi

    London, UK

    Andy Maher

    Underwriter

    Andy Maher

    London, UK

    +44 207 674 7778

    Jimaan Sane

    Underwriter

    Jimaan Sane

    London, UK

    +44 207 674 7492

    Claims

    Marcello Antonucci

    Claims Manager

    Marcello Antonucci

    New York, NY, USA

    Sandra Cole

    UK & International TMB Claims Manager/UK & International Breach Response Manager

    Sandra Cole

    London, UK

    +44 207 674 7748

    Beth Diamond

    Claims Team Leader - TMB

    Beth Diamond

    New York, NY, USA

    +1 646 943 5912

    Rob Kale

    Claims Assistant

    Rob Kale

    London, UK

    +44 207 674 7485

    Higher education forms

    Product fact sheets

    BBR first party computer claims
    BBR After the Breach Insert
    BBR Brochure
    BBR Coverage Insert
    BBR Timeline
    BBR Data Breach Insert US
    BBR Risk Management Insert US
    BBR Higher Ed Factsheet US

    Risk insights

    BBR Alert Ransomware
    Breach Insight March 2016
    Case of 1m laptop
    Data privacy in higher education