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Why you may find your school no longer insurable against cyber threats

Why you may find your school no longer insurable against cyber threats

Recent research from Microsoft suggests that education providers across the world are increasingly falling victim to malware encounters. In January 2021, over 60% of all reported enterprise malware encounters across all industries involved ...
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 ...
How can My School Benefit from GRC Technology?

How can My School Benefit from 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.
The Real Social Dilemma - Safeguarding and Data Protection in Schools

The Real Social Dilemma - Safeguarding and Data Protection in Schools

Many of you will have seen Netflix’s docudrama, The Social Dilemma. The film explores the alarming human impact of social media, with experts from Big Tech, including Google, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and more warning of the consequences of their ...
Secure Configuration - How to Maintain and Baseline Your Systems

Secure Configuration - How to Maintain and Baseline Your Systems

As the trusted partner for over 200 schools worldwide, 9ine has helped many organisations assess their systems and services for security weaknesses that, if left unsecured, could have led to a network compromise.
How to Complete a Thorough Security and Systems Vulnerability Assessment and Audit

How to Complete a Thorough Security and Systems Vulnerability Assessment and Audit

Organisations are under increasing pressure from regulatory updates, changes in compliance laws and employee expectations to ensure that the data they process is held securely. Failure to do so can result in regulatory fines, a loss of new business ...
Data Privacy Checklist for Schools

Data Privacy Checklist for Schools

Many organisations will have had to modify existing solutions and services or install and commission new systems and services to facilitate remote working. Whether the chosen solutions were expanded, modified or brand new, your organisation needs to ...