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Secure Configuration - How to Maintain and Baseline Your Systems

Secure Configuration - How to Maintain and Baseline Your Systems

As the trusted partner for over 200 schools worldwide, 9ine has helped many organisations assess their systems and services for security weaknesses that, if left unsecured, could have led to a network compromise.
How to Complete a Thorough Security and Systems Vulnerability Assessment and Audit

How to Complete a Thorough Security and Systems Vulnerability Assessment and Audit

Organisations are under increasing pressure from regulatory updates, changes in compliance laws and employee expectations to ensure that the data they process is held securely. Failure to do so can result in regulatory fines, a loss of new business ...
Data Privacy Checklist for Schools

Data Privacy Checklist for Schools

Many organisations will have had to modify existing solutions and services or install and commission new systems and services to facilitate remote working. Whether the chosen solutions were expanded, modified or brand new, your organisation needs to ...
Protecting Your School from Cyber Threats Facing Distance Learning

Protecting Your School from Cyber Threats Facing Distance Learning

Most schools have tried their hand at variations of distance learning, from delivering lessons via virtual learning environments (VLEs) to presenting school assemblies via video conferencing platforms such as Zoom. Data Privacy and safeguarding ...
NCSC Alert: Cyber Criminals Target Education Sector With Ransomware Attacks

NCSC Alert: Cyber Criminals Target Education Sector With Ransomware Attacks

The National Centre for Cyber Security recently published an alert for those responsible for IT and Data Protection in education. The alert brings to light an investigation into an increase in ransomware attacks affecting the UK education sector ...
Cyber Crime in Schools [Webinar Recap]

Cyber Crime in Schools [Webinar Recap]

In this blog we reveal some of the most common cyber threats to the education sector and explore questions such as who is committing cyber crimes, what is at stake, where the risks lie and why schools are vulnerable? We provide some simple steps ...
[COVID-19 UPDATE] FAQs: Video Conferencing, Remote Learning and Data Protection

[COVID-19 UPDATE] FAQs: Video Conferencing, Remote Learning and Data Protection

With the rush to implement video platforms that profess to offer safe and secure remote learning, we have compiled a list of frequently asked questions that we've received from schools worldwide, to help guide your decision making and governance.
[COVID-19 UPDATE]  Assessing and Deploying New Software Platforms

[COVID-19 UPDATE]  Assessing and Deploying New Software Platforms

In our previous blog, Data Protection Guidelines for Remote Working and Data Sharing, we published some simple steps to help you identify the risks and mitigating actions of remote working and data sharing. In this blog we share an essential Data ...
Cyber Security in Schools: Removable Media, Data Loss and Malware

Cyber Security in Schools: Removable Media, Data Loss and Malware

Over the last two years, we have spent hundreds of hours working with individuals and departments mapping data processes in line with data protection compliance (EU GDPR Art.30). These data mapping exercises have highlighted many technical and ...
How to Plan for a Data Breach in Your School Network

How to Plan for a Data Breach in Your School Network

A data breach is a very different type of crisis to others that you may encounter in your school and is likely to occur where a security incident leads to an interference of personal data. A data breach has its own set of common characteristics. ...