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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 ...
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 Attacker Targets Schools with Suspicious Email

Cyber Attacker Targets Schools with Suspicious Email

It has been reported that a suspicious email is currently being sent to an education sector association. An attacker is contacting individuals and purporting to represent the association.
[COVID-19 UPDATE] Supporting School Business Continuity

[COVID-19 UPDATE] Supporting School Business Continuity

School IT systems are like buildings. If you are constructing a building from the ground up you would develop plans, specifications, an operations manual and ‘as-built’ drawings. This governance gives confidence that should something happen to the ...
Preparing for Remote Learning: A Readiness Worksheet

Preparing for Remote Learning: A Readiness Worksheet

9ine are supporting schools around the world in the eventuality that they are required to provide school services remotely as a result of the outbreak of COVID-19. To assist you in planning the transition to remote learning we've created a useful, ...
New Data Protection Agency to Address Growing Privacy Crisis in the United States

New Data Protection Agency to Address Growing Privacy Crisis in the United States

Last week US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) published a bill which, if passed, would create a US federal data protection agency designed to protect the privacy of Americans and with the authority to enforce data practices across the country. The ...
New Safeguarding statutory guidance - Are you compliant?

New Safeguarding statutory guidance - Are you compliant?

Over the past 12 months the government has published draft statutory guidance titled ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’. In a recent keynote we presented, less than 10% of school leaders had read or were aware of the guidance and its impact on ...