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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, ...
One of these will make your IT support fail

One of these will make your IT support fail

9ine is engaged by schools for any number of reasons, but for the most part it’s because something has gone wrong. By the time we come in, there is normally a particular issue or system that has been singled out as the culprit to be tackled. This ...
How to cut down on big IT bills

How to cut down on big IT bills

School budgets are tight. Money is rightly prioritised towards staffing and the needs of teaching and learning, while more and more bursars and business managers try to extend the life of their ageing IT hardware.  On the face of it, this is a ...
Revealed: Top 3 Disaster Blind Spots (and how to address them)

Revealed: Top 3 Disaster Blind Spots (and how to address them)

Every school is aware it has blind spots. A high number of them usually sit within the reliability and compliance of the IT provision. Senior leaders know that they don’t have complete knowledge of the status of critical processes and systems, while ...
Quick questions to test your disaster recovery planning!

Quick questions to test your disaster recovery planning!

It’s top of your list of nightmares: the IT fails and you lose all of your files, contacts and data. All student work is gone, nobody can log in to a computer, communication breaks down and the school grinds to a halt.  Through the panic, you ...
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