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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. ...
Data Protection, IT and Cyber Security Predictions for Schools in 2020

Data Protection, IT and Cyber Security Predictions for Schools in 2020

Technology is transformative. In 2020 schools and universities worldwide are dependent on the IT infrastructure that supports them. As schools embrace mobility, collaboration and cloud services, technology evolves beyond a purely IT consideration to ...
Cyber Security in Schools: Home and Mobile Working

Cyber Security in Schools: Home and Mobile Working

Providing staff with the privilege of access to data when working remotely is standard practice across schools. Staff will often access the school network during a break at a conference facility, while working in a cafe, hotel lobby, or while using ...
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) ...

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