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    Bob Wice

    Bob Wice

    TMB US Focus Group Leader

    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 organization.

    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 specialized 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 organizations 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 organizations 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

    Kristen Dauphinais

    Team Leader - Aggregated Initiatives

    Kristen Dauphinais

    Dallas, TX, USA

    Serene Davis

    Underwriter

    Serene Davis

    Los Angeles, CA, USA

    +1 213 228 7709

    Mike Donovan

    TMB Services & Crime Focus Groups Leader and Underwriter

    Mike Donovan

    San Francisco, CA, USA

    +1 415 263 4050

    Nick Economidis

    E&O Underwriter

    Nick Economidis

    Houston, TX, USA

    Christine Eveland

    Misc & Tech E&O Underwriter

    Christine Eveland

    San Francisco, CA, USA

    Tim Gallagher

    Underwriter

    Tim Gallagher

    New York, NY, USA

    +1 917 344 3312

    Bala Larson

    E&O Underwriter

    Bala Larson

    San Francisco, CA, USA

    +1 415 263 4053

    Kevin McGowan

    TMB Underwriter

    Kevin McGowan

    Chicago, IL, USA

    +1 312-476-6212

    Myles Miller

    Underwriter

    Myles Miller

    Chicago, IL, USA

    +1 312 476 6268

    Czarina Rodriguez

    Underwriter

    Czarina Rodriguez

    San Francisco, CA, USA

    Kyle Sawdey

    Underwriter - TMB

    Kyle Sawdey

    Philadelphia, PA, USA

    +1 215 446 8427

    Desiree Spain

    Underwriter

    Desiree Spain

    Atlanta, GA, USA

    +1 770 351 1676

    Greg Wagner

    Underwriter - TMB

    Greg Wagner

    Dallas, TX, USA

    +1 972 419 8028

    Bob Wice

    TMB US Focus Group Leader

    Bob Wice

    Farmington, CT, USA

    +1 860 677 3779

    Claims

    Marcello Antonucci

    Claims Manager

    Marcello Antonucci

    New York, NY, USA

    Beth Diamond

    Head of Third Party Complex Claims

    Beth Diamond

    New York, NY, USA

    +1 646 943 5912

    Donna Hahn

    Claims Manager

    Donna Hahn

    New York, NY, USA

    +1 646 378 4022

    Kimberly Horn

    Claims Manager

    Kimberly Horn

    New York, NY, USA

    +1 646 378 4007

    Craig Linton

    Claims Manager

    Craig Linton

    New York, NY, USA

    +1 646 943 5905

    Michael Phillips

    Claims Manager

    Michael Phillips

    New York, NY, USA

    Dakai Pouncey

    Assistant Claims Manager

    Dakai Pouncey

    New York, NY, USA

    +1 917 344 3301

    Breach Response Services

    Brett Anderson

    Privacy Breach Response Services Manager

    Brett Anderson

    Atlanta, GA, USA

    +1 770 351 1704

    Katherine Keefe

    Privacy Breach Response FGL

    Katherine Keefe

    Philadelphia, PA, USA

    +1 215 446 8421

    Frank Quinn

    TMB BBR Risk Manager

    Frank Quinn

    New York, NY, USA

    1-917-344-3354

    Alex Ricardo

    Business Development Manager

    Alex Ricardo

    New York, NY, USA

    +1 917 344 3311

    Pavel Sternberg

    Privacy Breach Response Services Manager

    Pavel Sternberg

    San Francisco, CA, USA

    +1 415 263 4082

    Lauren Winchester

    Privacy Breach Response Services Manager

    Lauren Winchester

    Philadelphia, PA, USA

    Sue Yi

    Privacy Breach Response Services Manager

    Sue Yi

    Philadelphia, PA, USA

    +1 215 446 8455

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    Risk insights

    Data privacy and cybersecurity in higher education
    Beazley Breach Alert - Ransomware: Overview, Prevention and Response Best Practices
    Case of the 1.7 million laptop
    Breach Insight October 2016
    Breach Insight July 2016
    Breach Insight March 2016
    Breach Insight October 2016 - Class action settlements