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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.

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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.

WMCRC cyber training for schools

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.

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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.


A guide to cyber crime for SME's 

With the increased use of technology and the internet, comes a heightened risk of businesses being targeted by cyber criminals.

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