FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act): a federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. It applies to all schools that receive funds from the U.S. Department of Education.
HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act): a federal law that sets guidelines for the use and disclosure of protected health information (PHI). It establishes standards for protecting the privacy and security of PHI.
The acronym FERPA stands for the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974. HIPAA, or the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, was created to protect the health data of patients. FERPA and HIPAA work together to protect the privacy of business communications by ensuring that employee data is kept confidential.
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What do you think are the benefits of having laws like FERPA and HIPAA in place?
What does FERPA stand for?
- Fair Employment and Reasonable Protection Act
- Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
- Federal Emergency Response and Preparedness Act
What does HIPAA stand for?
- Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
- Hazardous Industrial Processes Assessment Authority
- Homeowners Insurance Policyholders Advocate Association
In which industry are businesses more likely to deal with compliance requirements related to FERPA?
In which industry are businesses more likely to deal with compliance requirements related to HIPAA?
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Phishing: A type of online fraud in which attackers use phishing emails, malicious websites, or text messages to trick unsuspecting victims into giving away sensitive information such as passwords, credit card numbers, and bank account details. Spear Phishing: A type of targeted phishing attack that is usually aimed at a specific individual or organization. This attack requires more research and effort in order to craft a convincing message that appears to be from a legitimate source. Social Engineering: A type of attack that uses psychological manipulation to trick users into revealing confidential information or performing certain actions such as clicking on malicious links or downloading malicious files.
Research and find 3 local organizations that have had online security breaches lately. What organization were they? What happened? How could they have prevented it?