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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
Data Privacy & Advancement in Schools: A Framework for Improvement

Data Privacy & Advancement in Schools: A Framework for Improvement

Living in the shadow of the GDPR
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, ...
Whatsapp: Communicating in Schools

Whatsapp: Communicating in Schools

Should we be using WhatsApp for Internal Communication in Schools? Carrier pigeon, telegram, fax, post-it note, email...methods of communication have changed considerably over time and alongside advances in technology. The rise of the smartphone and ...
Security in the cloud: Office 365

Security in the cloud: Office 365

Have you ever been asked, "how secure is our cloud platform?" or, "how can we minimise the risk of a data breach in our cloud apps?”
Malware Prevention - How to Establish & Maintain Anti-Malware Defences Across your Organisation

Malware Prevention - How to Establish & Maintain Anti-Malware Defences Across your Organisation

  In this fourth blog in the series, we look at malware prevention, following the guidance from the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC). We explore how schools can ensure that the appropriate technical and organisational measures are in place ...
Data Protection & CIS International Accreditation Standards

Data Protection & CIS International Accreditation Standards

KEY CHANGES WILL BE IMPLEMENTED THIS YEAR WITHIN CIS’ REVISED INTERNATIONAL ACCREDITATION PROTOCOL Over the past year there have been significant developments to international data protection law. Many of our schools have been confused as to what ...
User Awareness - How to Help Your Users Protect Themselves & The School Network!

User Awareness - How to Help Your Users Protect Themselves & The School Network!

In this blog, the third in the series, we explore how schools can implement technical and organisational measures in order to further protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of your information and information systems. With each ...
Cyber Security Research in Schools

Cyber Security Research in Schools

Due to the success of 9ine’s data protection research at the start of the year and the cyber findings uncovered during the analysis, we are currently conducting further global research specifically into the state of cyber security within schools. ...
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