Connect-CTY is a service of Blackboard Connect (Blackboard). Blackboard takes security and privacy concerns very seriously and does not sell, trade, lease or loan any data about our clients to any third party. From a technical perspective, we utilize multiple physical and virtual layers of firewalls to maintain data security. Blackboard only utilizes secure transmissions with its customers.
No confidential information is ever transmitted between Blackboard and its customers using email or FTP, but rather always utilizes either a VPN tunnel or SSL. Data is hosted in state-of-the-art facilities which require photo identification, thumb-print recognition, and keyed access, and are manned 24/7 with full-security personnel. All data is encrypted prior to being placed on tape for offsite storage. Blackboard also retains an external, independent security firm to perform annual security audits.