Service

Higher education identity and access management

While identity theft has predominantly affected the financial services and retail industries, the threat is spreading to other sectors, including education.

Jim Wilhelm

Jim Wilhelm

Principal, Cyber Security, KPMG US

+1 267-256-7271

Hackers are going to school

A number of high-profile schools have fallen victim to black-hat hackers. Such hacks can result in financial damages and tarnished reputations. In addition, exposure of personally identifiable information (PII) or financial information can have legal and regulatory ramifications.

Are you prepared?

One way colleges and universities can better protect themselves from cyber attacks is to implement a comprehensive program for identity and access management (IAM) that can be applied to all staff, faculty, and students, as well as other relevant parties, such as alumni. IAM is a set of processes and technologies that facilitate creating, maintaining and using a single digital identity.

By applying the processes, controls, and technologies around IAM, schools can help limit cyber attacks by building a more secure perimeter around their networks. KPMG’s Identity and Access Governance services and SailPoint technology provide a business-centric approach based on tested identity governance technologies and information security practices. We help clients to minimize risk, address compliance requirements, enhance user experiences, streamline business processes controls, and strengthen user administration operations.

Higher education identity and access management
While identity theft has predominantly affected the financial services and retail industries, the threat is spreading to other sectors, including education.


Some or all of the services described herein may not be permissible for KPMG audit clients and their affiliates or related entities. Any trademarks or service marks herein are the property of their respective owners.