Support for the education sector
Now more than ever, schools are relying on their IT to help with teaching and admin tasks. Your staff can play a key role in being the front line in keeping these IT services (and the information they access) secure and available.
Schools, Universities and Colleges (much like businesses) are increasingly reliant on IT and technology. Falling victim to a range of cyber activities aimed to cause harm and long term damage. As the threat to the education sector increases, losing access to technology or suffering a data breach through a cyber attack can be devastating.
We regularly produce tools, guidance and resources for all schools, universities and colleges across the South East enabling them to feel better equipped to tackle the threat posed by cyber crime.
Cyber attacks on the education sector
Cyber-attacks affect school, colleges and universities of all sizes across the UK.
58% of secondary schools identified breaches or attacks in the last 12 months.
91% of colleges experienced a phishing attack in the last 12 months.
Resources for the Education sector
Cyber Security in Education – Steps for teachers and parents
Learn how to identify common cyber threats and discover cyber security best practices.
How to protect your school, university or college from ransomware
Cyber criminals are interested in looking for any and all opportunities to increase their profit margins at your expense.
If in doubt, call it out - cyber security training for schools
Free cyber security training for schools, which sets out real-life incident case studies and 4 practical steps staff can take to protect themselves online.
How to handle phishing emails
Simple steps to help your staff recognise a phishing attack when it appears and how to respond if it does.
Cyber CCTV’ on offer to all businesses in the West Midlands
Every business in the West Midlands can now access a free digital tool designed to help understand and monitor incoming threats from hackers.
Why does cyber security matter for Early Years practitioners?
The National Cyber Security Centre issued guidance for Early Years practitioners earlier on this year, following a rise in the threat level.