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Easter / Spring Break - School Cyber Attack Update - reduce 85% of your vulnerability

Easter / Spring Break - School Cyber Attack Update - reduce 85% of your vulnerability

The National Cyber Security Centre in the UK updated their guidance on the 23rd March 2021 regarding imminent cyber attacks on education organisations. The trend for attacking education organisations is increasing and unforgiving. School’s need to ...
9 things your School can achieve today by using the 9ine GRC App

9 things your School can achieve today by using the 9ine GRC App

9ine’s GRC App has been created with educational organisations at the heart of its design, providing your school with access to an affordable, intelligent, and evidence-based compliance platform. The 9ine App is the ideal platform whether you are at ...
9 ways we helped schools overcome critical challenges in 2020

9 ways we helped schools overcome critical challenges in 2020

2020 was a year of disruption and unprecedented challenges, we are proud that we could support so many schools as part of the 9ine family of clients. Here are some of the ways we helped schools with business continuity. 
How to Choose a Secure Password

How to Choose a Secure Password

Having a password policy within your school should be expected; having a password policy that’s easy to understand and therefore actually followed by your staff and students is the harder part. A strong password policy is a key part of your wider ...
Why Schools Should Worry About Ransomware

Why Schools Should Worry About Ransomware

One day you click on a folder and a message appears on your screen, telling you that access has been denied to your files until you pay a certain sum of money for a key to unlock them. You try another folder, but the message reappears. After several ...
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 ...
[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.