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Cyber Security in Schools: Event Log Monitoring

Cyber Security in Schools: Event Log Monitoring

In this seventh blog in the series which builds upon every stage of the National Cyber Security Centre's 10 Steps to Cyber Security, we look at Event Log Monitoring. By following these recommended steps, you will be able to evidence that your school ...
Cyber Security in Schools: User privileges, passwords and the human firewall!

Cyber Security in Schools: 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, ...
Security in the cloud: Office 365

Security in the cloud: Office 365

Have you ever been asked, "how secure is our cloud platform?" or, "how can we minimise the risk of a data breach in our cloud apps?”
Malware Prevention - How to Establish & Maintain Anti-Malware Defences Across your Organisation

Malware Prevention - How to Establish & Maintain Anti-Malware Defences Across your Organisation

  In this fourth blog in the series, we look at malware prevention, following the guidance from the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC). We explore how schools can ensure that the appropriate technical and organisational measures are in place ...
User Awareness - How to Help Your Users Protect Themselves & The School Network!

User Awareness - How to Help Your Users Protect Themselves & The School Network!

In this blog, the third in the series, we explore how schools can implement technical and organisational measures in order to further protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of your information and information systems. With each ...
Cyber Security Research in Schools

Cyber Security Research in Schools

Due to the success of 9ine’s data protection research at the start of the year and the cyber findings uncovered during the analysis, we are currently conducting further global research specifically into the state of cyber security within schools. ...
IT Manager sentenced to 4.5 years in prison after 9ine's IT audit

IT Manager sentenced to 4.5 years in prison after 9ine's IT audit

A former IT Manager at a school in Surrey has been found guilty of seven offences including fraud, cyber-crime and burglary following discoveries made by 9ine Consulting in an IT audit and assurance review. 9ine were commissioned in January of 2016 ...

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