Welcome to RIC One DPSS

Data Privacy and Security Services (DPSS)

The service is designed to provide data security and privacy tools alongside expertise to support districts in the region to meet their data privacy and security challenges. A major benefit of this service is the increased confidence of school boards, faculties, parents, and students in their district’s ability to protect their data. This service supports district compliance with New York State’s Common Core Reform Act, Education Law 2-d.

Interview with Deborah Snyder, Chief Security Officer for the NYS Office of Information Technology

An interview was held with Ms. Deborah Snyder, the Chief Information Security Officer for the New York State Office of Information Technology Services. Ms. Snyder explains how New York State has established a comprehensive and robust cyber security program and gives some recommendations on how to protect data. The video below is a preview of different services that the Data Privacy and Security Services have to offer. If you are interested in these services please contact your local RIC for more information.

Inventory Tool

Do you know where your district data is? Do you know who is protecting it?

Answer both questions and get control of district data with this web based inventory tool. It simplifies compiling a software inventory and identifies key district staff who need training. The tool links to third-party vendor’s software privacy policies and simplifies compliance with the New York State’s Parents’ Bill of Rights.

Professional Development

Web-based security awareness training that follows a structured outline, including a formal assessment and printable certificate of completion.

Additional materials for instructor-led professional development are also available.

Digital Debriefs

Periodic webinars and interviews with industry leaders on topics related to data privacy and security.

Digital Digests and Digital Blasts

Digital Digests - Quarterly newsletters are available on the topic of data privacy and security featuring current information, effective strategies, best practices, and leadership resources.

Digital Blasts - Timely information as it occurs to keep districts informed of the latest developments in the field.

DPSS Optional Services

The DPSS continues to grow in response to regional needs.  Listed below are services that are being offered by various RICs across the state.  If you are interested in one of these services please contact your local RIC for more information.