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Cyber Security: User privileges, passwords and the human firewall!

Cyber Security: User privileges, passwords and the human firewall!

In this sixth blog in the series we look at User Privileges, following the guidance from the UK National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC). We explore how schools can reduce the likelihood and impact of a cyber attack through effective use of user ...
Cyber Compliance Requirements - Academies Financial Handbook 2019

Cyber Compliance Requirements - Academies Financial Handbook 2019

To comply with section 6.9 - 6.12 of the Academies Financial Handbook, Multi-Academy Trusts (MATs) must be aware of the risk of fraud, theft and irregularity. Cyber security is specifically referenced by the Education & Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) ...
Cyber Crime & Fraud - What Your Governing Body Needs to Know

Cyber Crime & Fraud - What Your Governing Body Needs to Know

Cyber Security Guidance from the Charity Commission
Cyber Security: The 9ine Steps For Incident Management

Cyber Security: The 9ine Steps For Incident Management

In this fifth blog in the series, we look at Incident management, following the guidance from the UK National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC). We explore how schools can ensure that with well structured, clearly written incident plans and procedures, ...
The ICO DPIA Guidance

The ICO DPIA Guidance

In May 2018, the Information Commissioner's Office (the UK data protection supervisory authority) published guidance on the completion of data protection impact assessments (DPIAs). The guidance is nothing new; it summarises the European Data ...
The Outsourcing of Your DPO in Full: A Scandal in the Making

The Outsourcing of Your DPO in Full: A Scandal in the Making

The GDPR makes it a requirement for all public authorities (state funded schools) to have a designated Data Protection Officer (DPO). All other types of school must document and undertake an internal analysis to determine whether a DPO needs ...
ICO Q4 Data Security Incident Report

ICO Q4 Data Security Incident Report

After months of waiting, the GDPR is recognised into law across the EU. Within the UK this was through the Data Protection Act 2018 and in countries across the EU, through similar legislation. In countries outside the EU, the obligations of the GDPR ...
The ICO Regulatory Action Policy

The ICO Regulatory Action Policy

The Information Commissioner's Office (the UK data protection supervisory authority) last week published its Regulatory Action Policy. The policy has been created to provide direction and focus for those they regulate, specifically the action that ...

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