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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 ...
Security Best Practices for Schools Using Zoom

Security Best Practices for Schools Using Zoom

With the COVID-19 situation forcing global school closures, schools have hastily introduced new platforms to continue delivering lessons. When it comes to video conferencing, the most popular choice has been US based company, Zoom. With growing ...
[COVID-19 UPDATE] FAQs: Data Protection for School Counselling and Health

[COVID-19 UPDATE] FAQs: Data Protection for School Counselling and Health

When reporting COVID-19 confirmed cases, how can we ensure we meet the requirements of the GDPR? Can online school counselling sessions be recorded? Find out in our latest blog written by 9ine's Senior Data Protection Consultant, Judith Downing.
[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 ...
[COVID-19 UPDATE] Data Protection Guidelines for Remote Working and Data Sharing

[COVID-19 UPDATE] Data Protection Guidelines for Remote Working and Data Sharing

In the current climate, it is important that schools do not use data protection regulations to discourage remote working or data sharing data, but instead, sensibly evaluate the impact of these processing activities, taking into account the risks to ...
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 ...