Higher Education - Cyber Security Consulting

Higher Education Security Consulting, schools have a lot of data and need to comply with HIPAA, FERPA, GLBA, GDRP, and PCI DSS. Cyber Security Services For Colleges and Universities, Risk Cognizance provide Unique Solutions for Unique Problems for K-12, Higher Education, & Public Safety. Experienced college and university security consultants.

Higher Education - Cyber Security Consulting

Educational institutions are entrusted with all types of data: business, student, parent, employee, donor, card data, and more. Most records in electronic data systems and web-based applications which are accessible to the internet, they are more vulnerable to breaches. And schools are not only at risk from outside threats, but also internal users who are unaware of proper security best practices.

Schools are responsible for protecting their students. Students must be protected from physical harm during school-related events and activities, as well as from the threat of criminal attacks on campus. In addition, students must be protected from cyber threats and vulnerabilities among school-owned devices, Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices, and non-network personal mobile devices on the network. While physical and cybersecurity of K-12 schools have primarily been operated in silos, there is an increasing need to integrate the two to ensure complete campus wide protection.


Risk Cognizance is a security consulting firm for K12, Higher Education, and organizations with specialization in safety, security, student affairs, residential life, fire protection, law enforcement, risk management, student conduct, and legal compliance.

We cover Higher Education with the following security services:

  • Centralized cybersecurity program management
  • Shared policy development and implementation
  • Shared-services models for efficiencies across institutions
  • Multi-institution cybersecurity service delivery
  • Virtual ISO and cybersecurity team management
  • Scalable cyber security control implementation
  • Cyber security teams for each campus
  • School Security Consulting

K12, Higher Education School Security Assessments

Whether developing funding requirements as a part of a community effort or by simply measuring organizational risks, Risk Cognizance offers personalized assessment services to capture a snapshot in time of your organization’s strengths, areas of focus and stakeholder voices. Having an independent analysis of your organization’s systems, processes, staffing levels and annual budget is a powerful tool for benchmarking and effective strategic planning.

  • Cybersecurity Assessments
  • Risk & Vulnerability Assessments
  • Instructional Technology Assessments
  • Staffing & Funding Assessments
  • Bond Programming And Planning
  • Comprehensive Technology Assessments

K12, Higher Education School Technology Planning

We help you develop a technology plan along with detailed budgets, paired with all possible funding sources to ensure a roadmap aligned with the organization’s goals. Consulting is about clear results. Through our strategic planning process for technology, we are able to distinctly define your goals, craft technology programming and plans to achieve those objectives and ultimately, help you see results. In a world of constant change, having a consistent and long range plan for growth keeps you on the path to success.

  • Emergency Operations Planning
  • Budgeting And Planning For Project And Initiatives
  • Staffing, Funding & Governance Planning
  • Technology And Security Master Planning
  • Visioning Workshops

K12, Higher Education School Systems Design

Following an initial assessment, our team works to develop detailed design parameters and systems specifications to be issued in contract and procurement documents. Early in the process, the schematic design helps deliver an easy-to-understand narrative of the system requirements. The level of detail in our narratives, drawings and system requirements ensure that you get a solution pairing with your needs and budget.

  • Schematic Design
  • Design Development
  • Construction Documents
  • Request For Proposals/Competitive Sealed Proposals

Cyber Security Compliance For K12, Higher Education, & Businesses

helping organizations in the education sector to identify and address security exposures and proactively detect and respond to threats, Risk Cognizance’s cyber security services support compliance with the GDPR, DPA 2018, PCI DSS and other data security standards.

We’re experienced at working with universities, colleges and schools and better placed to understand the security challenges your organization faces and how to address them.