Recently, there has been an increase in cyber-attacks on the education sector and these incidents appear to be financially driven, for example, hackers trying to steal money from schools using phishing or viruses. Many schools have fallen victim to cyber attacks due to weaknesses in their IT systems such as unprotected access, unpatched software, and untrained staff.
Safeguarding your school from cyber threats can be as easy as ABC. First, ASSESS your school’s IT systems to discover where your vulnerabilities are located, and then BUILD safeguarding measures to address them. This will include staff training and cyber security certification. Finally, CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT will ensure that your staff are continually trained, annually updating your cyber security certification and most importantly, ensuring your IT systems are updated regularly.
To find out how Supreme Systems can help your school, visit our website at cybersecure.school or call 0121 309 0126 to speak to them.
(This content was originally sent to Supreme System’s school newsletter readers on November 5th 2021)