Security at Clever
Learn more about how we keep student data safe.
Setting the bar in data security
We take measures to protect student data at each step of the process—from the first data transfer to a student’s 100th login. We lead the industry in privacy, security, and control.
Leading security infrastructure
Data is always encrypted in transit using strong configurations of TLS / SSL and full perfect forward secrecy. Data is also encrypted in storage with modern algorithms (e.g. AES-256) and robust key management, and API calls are authenticated using bearer tokens with over 200 bits of entropy.
100% district data control
School districts maintain full ownership and control over their data. Industry-leading sharing features mean districts only share the information they want—down to an individual student—and they can adjust their settings or disconnect at any time.
FERPA and COPPA compliance
Clever’s fully compliant with federal laws and has signed the Student Privacy Pledge to cement our commitment to keeping data safe. Applications who partner with us agree to protect student data in compliance with FERPA and COPPA as well.
Audits for constant improvements
We work with top security firms for ongoing audits and external code reviews, and we run a bug bounty program to find issues. Our production infrastructure complies SSAE 16, SSAE 3402, PCI DSS Level 1, ISO 27001, FedRAMP, FISMA, and FIPS 140-2 security standards.
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Learn from Clever's experts about the important laws and recent policy trends that are impacting student data privacy.Read the whitepaper
Clever uses top-of-the-line security infrastructure at the software and network levels to ensure student data is always encrypted and transmitted securely.Explore our whitepaper
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