Strengthening Campus Security and Compliance with Forescout

In July 2015, in a Dear Colleague Letter, Department of Education leadership reminded institutions of their obligations to protect student data accessed and used under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965.1 More recently, the Department of Education advised institutions to "ensure the appropriate long-term security of certain Federal information in the possession of institutions" by following the recommended requirement of NIST Special Publication 800-171. The Department further strongly encouraged institutions that fall short of NIST standards to "assess their current gaps and immediately…design and implement plans in order to close those gaps using NIST standards as a model."2