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Let Security7 help your school district implement New Hampshire HB 1612.
Together we can keep your students, teacher and database records safe.

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What is New Hampshire HB 1612?

New Hampshire House Bill 1612 (HB 1612) requires all local education agencies to develop a data security plan to protect students, teachers, and department records from cyberattack.

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What are the Specifics of HB 1612?

New Hampshire House Bill 1612 (NH HB1612) was designed specificly to improve the data security posture of School Administrative Units (SAU). The specifics of New Hampshire HB 1612 are:

  1. Conduct an inventory of all software applications, digital tools, and extensions. The inventory shall include users of the applications, the provider, purpose, publisher, privacy statement, and terms of use.
    1. Review all software applications, digital tools, and extensions and assure that they meet or exceed standards set by the department.
  2. Create, maintain, and make publicly available an index of definitions of student personally-identifiable data fields
  3. Develop a thorough data security plan that includes:
    1. Privacy compliance standards
    2. Privacy and security audits
    3. Breach planning, notification, and procedures
    4. Data retention and disposition policies
  4. The data security plan must require breach notification as soon as practicable to:
    1. Any teacher or student whose PII is believed to have been part of a breach must be notified as soon as possible
    2. Further notifications must also be sent to the governor, state board, senate president, speaker of the house, chairperson of the senate committee with jurisdiction over education, chairperson of the house committee with jurisdiction over education, the legislative oversight committee, and the commissioner of the department of information technology
  5. The data security plan must require an annual data security breach report delivered to:
    1. The governor, state board, senate president, speaker of the house, chairperson of the senate committee with primary jurisdiction over education, chairperson of the house committee with primary jurisdiction over education, legislative oversight committee, and the commissioner of the department of information technology
  6. Make publicly available students' and parents' rights under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, this includes:
    1. The right to inspect and review the student's education records
    2. The right to request amendment of a student's education records that the parent or student believes are inaccurate or misleading
    3. The right to provide written consent before the school discloses student personally identifiable data

How can Security7 Networks Help? 

Security7 Networks has developed a custom HB 1612 solution that is designed to help SAUs implement and maintain a healthy data security posture, keeping students, teachers and databases safe. It includes: 

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Software Inventory

Thoughtful process to inventory software currently being used by the LEA. Includes establishment of criteria for use and other documentation and tools required.

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Gap Analysis

Determine how the LEA's current control environment compares to the minimum standards for privacy and security established by the NH Department of Education. Identifies gaps and provides detailed findings report.

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Planning & Reporting

Meet with stakeholders to discuss observations and findings of preliminary phases to agree on best remediation approach. Develop roadmap for Data and Privacy Governance Plan. Establish reporting function, communications plan, and planning documents.

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Policy Development

Develop and implement all policies explicitly required by HB 1612 along with additional supportive policy documents as deemed appropriate per information security best-practice to best assure the desired outcome of the law.

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Maintenance & Improvement

Establish metrics to help the LEA maintain their comprehensive Data and Privacy Governance Plan and facilitate continuous improvement of their privacy and data posture.

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Quality Service

Security7 Networks' intelligent, real-time information security solution immediately strengthens vulnerable technology and offers multi-layer data protection across your entire IT ecosystem.

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