Education Sector Tools and Resources
The education sector may not immediately stand out as a key target for cyber criminals but there has been a significant spike in threats to this sector, especially with ransomware attacks, but this is not the only concern.
Schools are perceived to be soft targets due to the low levels of cyber security some of them employ. They also hold sensitive personal data on staff, pupils and parents that can be valuable to attackers, and have financial assets and processes that can be exploited by criminals to steal money.
The ECRC has gathered some key tools and guidance from the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and the The Education Network (NEN) specifically to help the education sector become aware of the current cyber threats and guide them in how to be more cyber resilient.
TOOLS & RESOURCES
EDUCATION - GUIDANCE
Provides Senior Managers and Governors with a broad overview of the range of online threats that an internet connection exposes their schools to, and directs them to tools which can be used to develop a robust cybersecurity policy to avoid or mitigate these risks.
Cyber Essentials is a simple but effective, Government backed scheme that will help you to protect your school, whatever its size, against a whole range of the most common cyber attacks.