Cyber Defence 


A subscription service providing schools with access to 9ine's professional outsourced cyber security team.

Cyber Defence Essentials

9ine's Cyber Defence Essentials subscription service will provide your school with a comprehensive infrastructure and systems audit. The output of which will inform and shape your remediation, resource and investment plans. Alongside the outputs of the audit, the annual Cyber Posture Evaluation and Penetration Tests will provide your school users, Governors/Board with the confidence that you have the technical and operational measures in place to minimise the possibility or impact of a cyber attack. Schools subscribing to Cyber Defence Essentials benefit from 9ine’s training resources, template documentation, penetration testing, cyber security consultancy allowance for project work, and service desk expertise to develop and advance a whole school approach to cyber security.


Incident Response Desk

9ine's Incident Response desk can help support your school users in the event of a cyber attack providing IT teams with additional capacity, skills and advice when required to respond quickly to an incident and limit damage. Think of us as your vehicle roadside recovery service; you can register with 9ine free of charge and only pay when you need us!


Cyber Security Evaluations

Our evaluations are based on the NCSC 10 Steps to Cyber Security, the NCSC Cyber Essentials accreditation and the EU's NIS Directive, which also uses a cyber framework developed by the UK's NCSC.



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Certified Cyber Essentials Plus Practitioners (CCEPP) and Certified Cyber Essentials Business.

9ine’s Certified Cyber Essential Plus Practitioners (CCEPP) are able to assist schools with completing the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) Cyber Essentials (CE) or Cyber Essentials Plus (CE+) certification process.

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National Cyber Security Centre  (NCSC) The CCEPP accreditation certifies that 9ine's ethical hackers can perform the external and internal tests required to assess a school for NCSC, Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus certification.

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MSc in Information Security Our team all hold MScs in Information Security, specialising in digital forensics, intrusion detection and general network security.


Service Benefits


Accountability & Governance

  • Risk Management
  • Asset Mangement
  • Supply Chain Management

Cyber Posture & Vulnerability Identification

  • Internal Penetration testing
  • External Penetration testing
  • Web Application Testing
  • Full Technical Assessment
  • NCSC Cyber Essentials Assessment
  • Data Security
  • System Security
  • Resilient Networks and Systems

Alerting & Monitoring

  • Security Monitoring
  • Proactive Security Event Discovery
  • Endpoint Detection, Protection and Response

Response & Recovery

  • Breach and Incident Management
  • Lessons Learned

Security Policies & Procedures

  • Identity and Access Control
  • Data Security Assessment
  • System Security Assessment
  • Resilient Networks and Systems Assessment

Training & Awareness

  • Phishing Susceptibility Campaigns
  • Cyber Security Training
  • Cyber Security Culture

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9ine Services

We are a proud to be a CIS Affiliated Consultant

9ine are the recommended data protection and cyber security leaders for CIS schools, providing independent and objective consultancy for developing and sustaining long-term auditing, risk management and compliance strategies.






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Awards & Accreditations

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