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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 ...
Attack, attack, attack! A Cyber Security Blog for Schools

Attack, attack, attack! A Cyber Security Blog for Schools

Cyber security is a growing issue in schools. Not only are cases of cyber crime increasing, but the regulatory framework around data protection means that schools now need to be sure that they are tackling risks associated with cyber security.
Trends in school investment & impact

Trends in school investment & impact

The impact of technology investment in most organisations can be measured by changes in outputs and/or revenue. But for schools, the impact of an increase in technology spending is much harder to measure. Companies can more readily justify their ...
Why mobile devices are crucial for school success

Why mobile devices are crucial for school success

It is hard to envisage a future in which children do not have a device with them to support their learning.  Tablets are now a common sight in schools and with the rise of wearable technology in other aspects of life, it surely can’t be long before ...
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 ...