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Cyber Essentials Partner Update: Secure Schools

We are pleased to announce that one of our valued Cyber Essential’s Partners, Secure Schools, are now qualified to certify Cyber Essentials Plus, as well as Cyber Essentials.

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Secure Schools are a Newmarket based cybersecurity firm, whose specialism focuses on the education sector; providing schools and multi-academy trusts with tools, training and resources to help them become resilient to cyber-attacks. One of the many services they offer is certifying schools with Cyber Essentials, and they are now qualified to certify Cyber Essentials Plus too.

Cyber Essentials is a cyber security standard, which was developed collaboratively between the UK government and industry. It is a set of standards and technical controls that demonstrate to your staff, stakeholders, and community that you uphold a commitment to certain cybersecurity expectations and requirements.

As a certification, Cyber Essentials is the first level and Cyber Essentials Plus is the level above. Cyber Essentials Plus has the same simple approach, and the protections that are required to be in place are the same, however there is a hands-on technical verification process, ensuring compliance with the criteria.

Businesses may choose to pursue Cyber Essentials to gain a clear understanding of their cyber security level, as well as to provide reassurance to their customers and supply chain that they recognise and value the importance of ensuring thorough cyber security. As one of our Cyber Essentials Partners, Secure Schools are qualified to facilitate this for you, both for Cyber Essentials and now Cyber Essentials Plus also.

If you would like to find out more about Secure Schools and the services they offer, you can visit their website here.

 Reporting a live cyber-attack 24/7:

If you are a business, charity or other organisation which is currently suffering a live cyber-attack (in progress) please call Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 immediately. This service is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

Reporting a cyber-attack which is not ongoing:

Please report online to Action Fraud, the UK’s national reporting centre for fraud and cybercrime. You can report cybercrime online at any time using the online reporting tool, which will guide you through simple questions to identify what has happened. Action Fraud advisors can also provide the help, support, and advice you need.

Alternatively, you can call Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 (textphone 0300 123 2050)


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