The fire broke out on a Sunday morning. The building was a total loss! Can you imagine this experience? It really happened! A STARS client woke up to this situation. New roof, new classrooms…oh wait! How do I access my data? A call went out to the STARS team. The solution…, buy a new computer, connect with the Internet and log into STARS (do you remember your password?). Situation solved!
No one wants to think about danger and disaster! It creates discomfort and uncertainty; however, the topic should initiate a preparedness discussion on every campus since disasters and disruptions occur frequently in every part of the country.
The most commonly known disasters that wreak havoc on school operations include fires, hurricanes, tornadoes, damaging winds, freezing conditions, turbulent storms, and earthquakes. Not considered quite as disastrous are hackers, viruses and physical theft of data; however, schools are a target rich environment for identity theft.
Are you confident that your student information is secure if one of these occurrences affects your campus today?