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  • New security measures available to schools

    Centre (NCSC) has recently announced the roll out of PDNS - Protective Domain Name Service - for UK schools The local authority umbrella did encapsulate some schools, but only those utilising Local Authority managed Just recently we blogged about a school in Derbyshire which had been attacked just before term was due Local authorities in England that provide DNS to their maintained schools. The service is free and will be rolled out between now and the end of 2024 for all eligible schools.

  • Derbyshire school becomes latest target of cyber criminals

    A secondary school in Derbyshire, who we shall anonymise, has become one of many schools to be targeted While there is no indication of an increased threat ahead of schools going back this week, the start And that was the case for one school in Derbyshire, who were about to welcome back students after the in turn the school IT systems. the children back to school on Tuesday, September 5.

  • Ransomware group Vice Society target US and UK schools

    Vice Society' have launched a recent campaign against targets in the education sector, including UK schools Speculation in the security community highlights that schools have been likely targeted due to their Upon analysis of their leak site, victims are mainly based in the US, but several UK schools have also Although UK targets have been identified in several sectors, there is a clear focus on UK schools: including Many UK schools band together as a trust to operate a joint network running between several schools.

  • Ransomware attacks on schools & colleges continue to rise

    The summer months again saw a rise in ransomware attacks against schools, colleges and universities in their networks to prevent ransomware attacks, and we ran two webinars for Derbyshire and Leicestershire schools Some recent incidents in the education sector involving ransomware has led to the loss of school financial Isle of Wight schools and colleges hit by ransomware attack Two schools in Tunbridge Wells closed by

  • Schools, colleges and universities: stay protected against ransomware

    We've seen attacks on colleges, universities, primary schools and secondary schools nationwide, and here These attacks have impacted schools in various ways, with some schools facing tougher repercussions than Typically, the type of cyber attack that schools are facing is ransomware - malicious software designed How can the East Midlands Cyber Resilience Centre help my school? We encourage schools, colleges and universities in the East Midlands to sign up to our community and

  • Isle of Wight schools and colleges hit by ransomware attack

    A ransomware attack will have "significant implications" on some primary schools and colleges on the Colleges and schools on the island have had their data encrypted after the organisation that oversees The Isle of Wight of Education Federation, which oversees three schools, said its IT systems were compromised The new school term is of course due to start next month, but there are now serious concerns that the This attack - and the fact that other schools, colleges and universities have also come under attack

  • The education sector remains prime target for cybercriminals

    Schools, colleges and universities continue to be prime targets for cybercriminals, but the problem can We've seen attacks on colleges, universities, primary schools and secondary schools nationwide, and here These attacks have impacted schools in various ways, with some schools facing tougher repercussions than How can the East Midlands Cyber Resilience Centre help my school? Isle of Wight schools and colleges hit by ransomware attack Two schools in Tunbridge Wells closed by

  • Lincolnshire-based Multi-Academy Trust become latest EMCRC Community Ambassador

    Schools hold a great amount of sensitive data, which means they are a target for cyber criminals. The education sector is frequently viewed as an easy target because schools and universities generally , rising to 63% for secondary schools and 82% for colleges. schools, 86% of secondary schools and 92% of colleges experiencing phishing attacks in the last 12 months "Voyage have 9 schools within their umbrella, serving 3,500 children and 510 members of staff.

  • New app has teachers concerned due to lack of user verification

    The app then allowed me to connect to 'my school', as a 51 year old!! Notably, the primary schools seemed to have more users than the secondary schools. Yet I was able to sign up to a school...as a stranger. "‘We do not allow adults to join schools’, it continues. Yet I signed up as a 51-year-old and chose a school.

  • Case Study: A ransomware attack that crippled a Lincolnshire-based Multi-Academy Trust

    Voyage Education Partnership is made up of 9 schools, formally known as The Boston Whitham Academies To prevent further infection, the rest of the school’s total network had to be immediately shutdown by shipment from well-known parcel companies Even though fast action was taken to mitigate the attack, School Not all schools have the funds or the expertise to carry out such an extensive overhaul. Here at the Cyber Resilience Centre, we are able to help schools and businesses no matter their budget

  • More ransomware groups target the education sector

    July, BianLian have gained significant momentum listing 52 victims on their leak site including six schools several sectors, it is notable that the last two victims posted on their leak site are US colleges/schools By targeting schools and colleges, threat actors perceive attacks to be more lucrative due to the increased Aside from holding sensitive assets, schools remain a favoured target due to the belief that such establishments As more schools and colleges fall under attack, there is a realistic possibility that other organisations

  • Government-funded leadership course helps small business leaders boost performance and resilience

    Designed by entrepreneurs and industry experts from the UK’s leading business schools, the course helps The course is delivered by multiple Small Business Charter accredited business schools in the East Midlands , including the University of Leicester School of Business, who are set to become partners of ours. Ian Harmer, Business Coordinator at the University of Leicester School of Business, said: “I would encourage The University of Leicester School of Business is delivering the course in both the East Midlands and

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