Make cyber-security a priority for your school
Everything in your school relies on your computer network but as SecEd has recently reported there have been an increasing number of ransomware attacks targeting school networks.
A cyber-attack could mean that you cannot contact your staff in an emergency, that you are unable to pay your staff or other service providers, or that you lose students’ coursework or all of your data and financial records.
It is important to remember that you are responsible for making sure you have the appropriate level of security protection and procedures in place – this is explained in the statutory guidance Keeping Children Safe in Education (DfE, 2021).
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