Higher education data security

Securely store and share all types of educational documents.

Cocoon Data supports academia in meeting the diverse challenges of higher education data security. At universities and colleges, information security is not one-size-fits-all. Student and staff files must be tightly regulated, while research documents require open, secure collaboration. Our encrypted file sharing platform meets the different policies and protections for each type of education and research document.


Cocoon helps education and research institutions protect and manage all their sensitive data.


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FERPA compliant

Higher education institutions are subject to rigid compliance standards. In the U.S., the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) governs access to educational information and records with the necessity to keep student information safe and out of the wrong hands. Cocoon Data complies to FERPA through its ISO 20071 accreditation, allowing institutions to maintain the strictest higher education data security.


Handle administrative data safely

Colleges and universities store confidential information such as student records, staff and faculty pay information, and Institutional Review Board documents. The registrar, bookstore, and administrative departments all need to keep this information secure while working with others in their division. Cocoon keeps educational organizations in control of their data while layering encryption, anti-malware software, ransomware protection, and cloud security to make sure information is secure at every point.

Share research data securely

Collaboration is the lifeblood of any modern research institution. Colleagues conducting research require easy sharing of  documents and resources along with assurance that their data is always safe. The same applies for sharing with external partners. Cocoon’s policies, permissions, and privileges allows higher education researchers to maintain confidentiality while working together seamlessly to establish institutional data. 


Customer reviews


“For universities who must meet NIST-SP-800-171 across many different Colleges and Federal programs, such as the Department of Defense, National Science Foundation, and The Department of Education, Cocoon Data’s multi-tenant solution makes perfect sense. The ease of Cocoon Data’s UX decreases the chances of spillage.”

Greg McVerry

Southern Connecticut State University | Associate Professor