Privacy &
Information Security 

What differentiates the Fund when it comes to information security and resources? We provide expert guidance on privacy and information security protocols, compliance with local, state, and federal laws, and best practices.


Coverage

The Fund provides Privacy & Information Security Coverage to members of the Property and/or School Liability programs as a value added benefit at no additional cost. The coverage provides protection for costs that members might incur in the event of a data or privacy breach. 

The Fund partners with Beazley, one of the world’s premiere providers of information security and data breach response services. According to Beazley, the two largest single causes of breaches are hacking/malware attacks and loss or theft of personal devices. The Fund's Privacy & Information Security coverage provides the tools needed to help resolve these issues.

Privacy & Information Security cannot be purchased as a standalone coverage.


Support

Fund Members benefit from ongoing support and information provided by the Fund’s Special Risks Program Consultant, Cristina Blanton. Contact her at 888.920.5130, ext. 2893 for information and training.

In addition, she can assist with developing best practices or protocols and compliance with local, state, and federal laws related to information security, data breach prevention, the use of technology and education apps in schools, and other issues related to cyber security. 


Resources

Phishing

Tip Sheet:. Employees can be the first line of defense against a virus or phishing attack. Educate your school staff and employees today! Download this customizable tip sheet (DOC) for your school or community college.

FAQs: Would you know a phishing attack if you saw one? Are your employees opening suspicious e-mails? A threat to your cyber security could be a click away. Review these phishing FAQs.

Ransomware

Security Alert - Ransomware Attacks On The Rise: Learn more about ransomware attacks and prevention measures you can take.

The No More Ransom organization has created resources and real-time tools from computer experts to use in responding to a live malware attack and prevention tips to consider whether you have or have not been a victim of such an attack.

Privacy/Incident Plans 

Checklist: Each school district or community college should have a student privacy plan in place to ensure the privacy of sensitive student information and handling of such data. Get started on your student privacy plan with this helpful checklist from the Privacy Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) of the US Department of Education.

Report a Claim

To report a Privacy & Information Security claim or for questions about the coverage, please email us or call Cristina Blanton, Special Risks Program Consultant, at 888.920.5130, ext. 2893.