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Date of Award


Culminating Project Type


Degree Name

Information Assurance: M.S.


Information Assurance and Information Systems


Herberger School of Business

First Advisor

Abdullah Abu Hussein

Second Advisor

Erich Rice

Third Advisor

Lynn Collen

Fourth Advisor

Balasubramanian Kasi

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Keywords and Subject Headings

FERPA, Cloud Storage, Higher Education, Keyword Search


FERPA compliance for institutions and professionals in higher education is an important component of any institutional information security strategy. As campuses face an expanding threat environment, they are limited by aging technological infrastructure. Over the coming years, this infrastructure will require replacement, which presents an opportunity to increase FERPA compliance using technological solutions that build on new technology. Using a FERPA self-compliant cloud as a service, this paper proposes a novel approach to compliance and security which can be adapted for use in today’s environment while easily growing to incorporate coming technological change.

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