FERPA on AWS

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We like to think about technology from the point of view of what it enables you to do. How easy it is to do one thing using one set of tools that make you productive. There is no such thing as «one size fits all» and the right-thing-for-the-right-job applies all the time.

This article is dedicated to regulations. One of those regulations is FERPA. Here we will shed some light on how AWS helped us to achieve desired security for our customers.

What is FERPA? Wikipedia says it is:

“ The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA or the Buckley Amendment) is a United States federal law that governs the access of educational information and records to public entities such as potential employers, publicly funded educational institutions, and foreign governments.

In our «software as a service» platform SchoolParentsPortal.com we heavily utilize AWS services that helped us to develop, deploy, monitor and audit our platform. At Konstankino LLC we take security seriously and paying close attention to every aspect of it. Features like Two Factor Authentication, Encryption In Transit, Encryption At REST among others are functional requirements and not just add-ons. The same applies to disaster recovery procedures, intrusion detection and traffic analysis.

AWS enabled us to achieve desired security and privacy with a minimum overhead from both operations and development point of views.

Should your company need assistance with FERPA compliance on AWS - we are here to help.