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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 ...
[Latest News] Privacy Shield Invalidated - EU Ruling On EU-US Data Flow‎

[Latest News] Privacy Shield Invalidated - EU Ruling On EU-US Data Flow‎

The Schrems II decision was announced earlier this week and the EU-US Privacy Shield has been declared to be inadequate.
How to Effectively Manage Your Record of Processing Activities

How to Effectively Manage Your Record of Processing Activities

In order to excel in your governance of data privacy and protection, it is essential that there is understanding and visibility of all personal data being processed by your organisation. You need to understand clearly who has access to it, where the ...
Improving Governance of Roles and Responsibilities in Data Protection

Improving Governance of Roles and Responsibilities in Data Protection

A core part of data privacy and protection compliance is about demonstrating accountability. This includes the ability to evidence management accountability, to demonstrate who will be assuming which responsibilities as part of an equally ...
Why Does My School Need GRC Technology?

Why Does My School Need GRC Technology?

A well-planned governance, risk and compliance (GRC) strategy comes with lots of benefits: improved decision-making, more optimal IT investments, elimination of silos, and reduced fragmentation among departments, to name a few.
Getting Buy-in for Data Protection Initiatives in Your School

Getting Buy-in for Data Protection Initiatives in Your School

Without a doubt, the most successful data protection initiatives that we have seen in the education sector are those that have had buy-in from team members across the school. This doesn’t just mean approving the necessary funds to bolster compliance ...
What Schools Need to Manage a Good Data Protection Program

What Schools Need to Manage a Good Data Protection Program

A good data protection program starts with good governance. Governance is the thinking behind the implementation of strategy and a key activity in any data protection initiative. Governance underpins compliance and accountability, and there are ...
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] Disclosure of Predicted Grades and IB World Schools

[COVID-19 UPDATE] Disclosure of Predicted Grades and IB World Schools

In the aftermath of the decision to cancel exams by the International Baccalaureate (IB), we have received a number of enquiries from IB World Schools about the disclosure of predicted grades to their students ahead of final moderation by the IB.
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 ...