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Using a DPIA to evaluate the risk of processing safeguarding / child protection data

Using a DPIA to evaluate the risk of processing safeguarding / child protection data

A Data Protection Impact Assessment (“DPIA”) is a type of risk assessment in which an organisation identifies the data protection risks associated with particular processing activities and determines how to best minimise those risks. In many ...
What your school can do in response to Everyone’s Invited

What your school can do in response to Everyone’s Invited

Everyone’s Invited has given voice to many victims of sexual violence, abuse and harassment in schools and universities across the UK and further afield. The behaviour described within the accounts of victims provides a lens that it appears, many ...
Easter / Spring Break - School Cyber Attack Update - reduce 85% of your vulnerability

Easter / Spring Break - School Cyber Attack Update - reduce 85% of your vulnerability

The National Cyber Security Centre in the UK updated their guidance on the 23rd March 2021 regarding imminent cyber attacks on education organisations. The trend for attacking education organisations is increasing and unforgiving. School’s need to ...
The Japan Council of International Schools (JCIS) partners with 9ine

The Japan Council of International Schools (JCIS) partners with 9ine

The Japan Council of International Schools (JCIS) partners with 9ine to support schools with maintaining the highest levels of data protection, cybersecurity and child-protection standards. LONDON - March 10th 2021 - We are proud to announce today a ...
9ine Partners with The International Council Advancing Independent School Accreditation (ICAISA)

9ine Partners with The International Council Advancing Independent School Accreditation (ICAISA)

9ine Partners with The International Council Advancing Independent School Accreditation (ICAISA) to Transform Data Privacy and Cyber Protections Across Independent & International Schools, Globally LONDON, 05th March, 2021 -  ICAISA and 9ine today ...
Why you may find your school no longer insurable against cyber threats

Why you may find your school no longer insurable against cyber threats

Recent research from Microsoft suggests that education providers across the world are increasingly falling victim to malware encounters. In January 2021, over 60% of all reported enterprise malware encounters across all industries involved ...
How can I technically safeguard my school from a cyber incident?

How can I technically safeguard my school from a cyber incident?

The pandemic has forced teachers and other school staff to work from home and students to take online lessons. This has led to increase in the risk of sensitive data leaking from the school’s network and systems. The cyber criminals have also been ...
What are the types of Cyber Attacks that could impact my School?

What are the types of Cyber Attacks that could impact my School?

Cybercriminals have increasingly shifted their attention to the education sector. As per Microsoft's report of global cyber threat activity, the education sector has been the most attacked industry with 63% of all cyber-attacks directed at the ...
How do I know my school's network has been compromised?

How do I know my school's network has been compromised?

Network hacks have become increasingly frequent in the past few years - especially in schools. The reason being, the less than optimal security frameworks are easy to exploit for cybercriminals and also pays them handsome rewards by selling data or ...
7 steps to Successfully Investigate a Cyber Incident at your School

7 steps to Successfully Investigate a Cyber Incident at your School

WE HAVE BEEN HACKED!  These are the dreaded words which no school staff wants to hear from their IT department. Yet many schools around the world experience these unpleasant and worrying moments everyday. K-12 schools are considered one of the most ...