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Hackers managed to beat University cyber-defences in just two hours

Is your university student’s data safe? In a recent test of UK university defences against potentially threatening cyber-attacks, it was established that hackers could obtain high-value data in as little as two hours. The study, carried out by Jisc (formerly the Joint Information Systems Committee) an internet services agency, involved ethical hackers organising simulated attacks […]

New proposal document to tackle ‘online harms’

  The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has proposed the formation of an independent watchdog, who will write a code of practice document for social networking and internet sites in a bid to stop ‘online harms’. ‘Online harms’ covers a range of issues that are clearly defined by law, including spreading terrorist […]

The Cyber Man Approaches…

Question: Your school has experienced a number of challenges lately from the digital world.  These include episodes of online bullying, incidents of sexting, attempted hacking, and changes of behaviour in pupils. There has also been a local school in the area that has been subject to Ransomware.  What should the Governors be doing and how […]

Staff Wellbeing – Facing the Challenge – 19th May

Splashed over the media in recent months has been the challenging problem of staff retention in schools. The pressures on teachers at all levels have never been greater, with a multitude of responsibilities, stresses and time pressures. Their ability to simply teach and help children make progress has been hampered by the demands of data, […]

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