The Education Industry has the second largest number of reported data breaches (the first is medical), and 77% of those belong to higher education institutions. In 2014, the Sony data breach and celebrities’ hacked phones revealed the escalating need for effective security measures on all platforms. It’s time for higher ed leaders to implement the best, most up-to-date security software, policies and processes to protect students’ sensitive data. The last thing a college administrator wants is for a student to deal with the fall-out of stolen or exposed records. Luckily, there are many steps higher ed admin can take, from the president of the university to the VP of enrollment to financial aid directors.