Industry specific mastery



15+ years on the market



200+ client’s projects

Our suite of security services spans Compliance Audits and Consulting, Security Assessment, Data Privacy and Security Training, and adept Incident Response Planning.

We stand ready to empower organizations in their journey to fortify data protection, seamlessly creating and aligning with their unique security needs and FERPA compliance goals.

Proven results

Empowering education, securing data: your FERPA compliance partner for audits, training, and protection



We leverage our deep industry knowledge to safeguard data and prevent financial and reputational losses.


We provide comprehensive digital security solutions, protecting your organization's sensitive information.

The Team

Our skilled professionals collaborate with industry-leading security providers, fostering trust and confidence to handle cybersecurity needs effectively.

FERPA Compliance Audits and Consulting

Ensuring FERPA adherence with comprehensive compliance audits and consulting.

Risk Assessments and Management

Mitigating risks through expert risk assessments and strategic management tools.

Data Privacy and Security Training

Elevating data safety, access and protection through specialized privacy, access, identity and security training.

Incident Response Planning

Preparing for any eventuality with meticulous incident response planning.

Cybersecurity Consulting

Fortifying your institution's cybersecurity for education digital landscape with strategic cybersecurity consulting.

Privacy Consulting

Navigating privacy risks intricacies effectively through dedicated security consultants and privacy consulting practices.

Legal Consulting

Navigating legal complexities with tailored consulting services.

vCISO Consulting

Harnessing virtual Chief Information Security Officer (VCISO) expertise for optimal protection.

Management and Technology Consulting

Leveraging comprehensive management systems, research and technology consulting for educational systems excellence.

The Solution

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Our Expertise

BD Emerson ensures the protection of educational institutions and their invaluable student data while maintaining uncompromising adherence to the intricate landscape of FERPA regulations. With a comprehensive suite of services ranging from meticulous Compliance Audits and Consulting to adept Risk Assessments, specialized Data Privacy and Security Training, and strategic Incident Response Planning, we are primed to protect and empower organizations on their path to bolster data security. Our commitment lies in seamlessly tailoring education sector cybersecurity solutions to meet the distinct needs of each institution, effectively aligning with their individual goals for FERPA compliance.


Practical Benefits and Positive Impact

Partnering with us brings forth tangible benefits that resonate throughout your institution. Our FERPA Compliance Audits and Consulting meticulously examine your university or schools safety compliance status, ensuring that educational operations are carried out within the regulatory framework. Expert Risk Assessments and Management are geared towards reducing vulnerabilities and bolstering resilience, safeguarding your institution's reputation. Through Data Privacy and Security Training, your staff gains the knowledge to contribute to data protection actively. Our foresighted Incident Response Planning prepares you for unforeseen challenges, minimizing disruptions and enhancing your institution's ability to recover swiftly.


Comprehensive Security Solutions

Our presence as your dedicated FERPA Compliance Partner extends beyond the immediate scope. With Cybersecurity Consulting, we fortify your institution's digital environment, ensuring its resilience against evolving threats. Privacy Consulting guides you through intricate privacy intricacies, helping maintain trust among stakeholders. Legal Consulting provides the tailored legal insights necessary to navigate complex compliance landscapes. Virtual Chief Information Security Officer (vCISO) Consulting offers expert oversight, while our Management and Technology Consulting lends strategic guidance.

Drive educational excellence through comprehensive solutions that blend our resources expertise and innovation.

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Related Case Studies

School Districts: Navigating Ransomware Challenges and Fortifying Future Defenses


Education is the cornerstone of our nation and future, and the school district has always been committed to providing full access to quality education to its students. However, in an increasingly digital age, even educational institutions, universities and schools are not immune to cyber threats. The district faced a daunting security challenge when it became the target of a ransomware attack, emphasizing the need for robust cybersecurity measures.

The Ransomware Challenge

The immediate crisis at hand was the ransomware attack that had encrypted critical data, disrupting the district's various systems and operations. With the attackers demanding a ransom and the integrity of faculty student and staff data at stake, the district needed a swift and effective response.

The Ransomware Solution

BD Emerson, with its expertise in cybersecurity and ransomware negotiations, stepped in to assist the district. Through careful negotiations, BD Emerson worked with university and school officials to identify and mitigate the immediate threat and recover the encrypted data. Simultaneously, a comprehensive remediation plan was developed and executed to cleanse the district's systems, ensuring no remnants of the ransomware persisted.

The Backup Strategy Challenge

Post-incident, the district recognized the imperative need to identify and bolster its defenses against future cyber threats. The goal was to identify and implement a modern enterprise backup strategy that would not only secure data but also ensure its quick recovery in the event of another attack.

The Backup Strategy Solution

BD Emerson developed a state-of-the-art backup strategy for the district and educational systems. Central to creating this strategy was the implementation of immutable backups, ensuring that stored data could not be altered or deleted by potential threats. This approach guarantees educators that, even in the face of future ransomware attacks, the district and organization’s data remain secure and easily recoverable, minimizing disruptions and potential data loss.

  • Client Profile: A dedicated school district committed to the education and well-being of its students and teachers.
  • Client Requirements: Effective ransomware negotiations and remediation, and the implementation of a robust backup strategy.
  • Deliverables: Successful ransomware negotiation and system remediation, and a modern enterprise backup strategy with immutable backups.
  • Client Testimonial: "Facing a ransomware attack was one of our district's most challenging moments. BD Emerson's expertise was invaluable in navigating the crisis and fortifying our defenses for the future. We now have peace of mind knowing our data is secure and recoverable." - Superintendent at School District.

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