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(ANN-15-18) Subject: Webinar Recording - Protecting Student Information: IT Security Best Business Practices

Publication Date: December 7, 2015

DCL ID: ANN-15-18

Subject: Webinar Recording - Protecting Student Information: IT Security Best Business Practices

Summary: This letter announces the availability of Federal Student Aid's recording of a recent webinar about best practices for protecting student data at institutions of higher education.

Dear Colleague:

We are pleased to announce the availability of the recorded version of a webinar that provided information on the protection of personally identifiable information (PII) at institutions of higher education, both on campus and by third-party servicers. We provided guidance on the institutional responsibility to protect all Title IV federal student aid data, discussed various threats to data security, and described how to minimize those threats with a risk-based approach to building and implementing a security plan.

Federal Student Aid staff presented this information during four webinar sessions, offered during October and November 2015. All provided the same information about protecting student data. We are providing the recording and transcript for the October 27, 2015 webinar. For more information about the webinar, refer to Dear Colleague Letter ANN-15-15.

To access the recorded training, presentation slides, and transcript, log in to Federal Student Aid E-Training with your username and password. After logging in, point your cursor to "Webinars & Workshops" on the main menu bar. From the drop-down menu that appears, choose "IT Security Best Practices Webinar" and then select "Start Here" to launch the course.

Note: If you do not have a username and password for Federal Student Aid E-Training, click on "Create new account" on the home page and follow the instructions to create a username and password.

Thank you for your continued interest in and support of our training efforts. If you have questions about this training opportunity, please contact us at


John Brooks
Acting Service Director, Operations
Federal Student Aid

Last Modified: 12/06/2015