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Academy Trust Handbook 2021 - Cyber Security

Academy Trust Handbook 2021 - Cyber Security

The Academy Financial Handbook has been updated and renamed as the Academy Trust Handbook. The requirements and guidance within the handbook has been building over recent years, with the update this year emphasising three areas where greater clarity ...
Malware Update: Education Malware Morphs to be Undetectable

Malware Update: Education Malware Morphs to be Undetectable

A new programming language ‘Go’ or ‘Golang’ is being used to specifically target schools. Once successfully executed, the Trojan enables remote exfiltration of data and control over systems through undetectable traffic through the firewall. ...
NCSC Alert: Ransomware Still An Increasing Risk

NCSC Alert: Ransomware Still An Increasing Risk

The National Cyber Security Centre (“NCSC”) recently released a formal alert informing schools on yet another increase in ransomware attacks within the education sector in May/June 2021. They have emphasised once more that schools must continue to ...
Lonely Malware Seeking School for Unfriendly Encounter

Lonely Malware Seeking School for Unfriendly Encounter

The FBI has recently identified a primary malware that is designed to target schools. They have been tracking this since March 2020, and in March 2021 they have provided guidance on what steps to take in order to mitigate the risks associated with ...
Improving Cybersecurity In Independent UK Schools

Improving Cybersecurity In Independent UK Schools

Cybersecurity can be daunting at the best of times, but it doesn’t have to be. When we speak of the term ‘cybersecurity’, we are actually speaking of a situation when somebody has found vulnerabilities within your organisation’s systems. The ...
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 ...