Welcome to RIC One DPS

Data Privacy and Security Initiative (DPS)

The initiative is designed to provide data security and privacy tools and resources alongside expertise to support districts in the region to meet their data privacy and security challenges. A major benefit of this initiative is the increased confidence of school boards, faculties, parents, and students in their district’s ability to protect their data. This initiative supports district compliance with New York State’s Common Core Reform Act, Education Law 2-d and Part 121 Regulations.

Data Security for Educators LLC.

This video and resource document were developed by MORIC on behalf of the Regional Information Centers as free training tools to support all districts in improving their data security posture. The video begins with comments from data security experts in the education sector. Then, the video provides an overview of the five data protection reminders outlined on the handout. If you have specific questions about data privacy and security, please contact your local RIC.

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.

DPS Optional Services

The DPS 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.