Scamming – Spotting and preventing attacks
Scamming is one of the most common online risks being posed to the public. Despite our best efforts to protect ourselves, there are many ways that scammers can target us, exploit our information and leave us feeling exposed. Find out the most common ways to spot a scamming attack and how you can best protect yourself.
17th September 2021
Google Drive Security Update – What You Need to Know
Google has announced that they will be undergoing a security update on Google Drive on the 13th September 2021 that may result in changes to user files and how they are shared with others online. Find out what you need to know.
10th August 2021
Edtesa Promotes Free Webinar - How to Create A Positive Work Environment
Our subsidiary company Edtesa is putting on its first webinar which brings together our leading online safety experts to talk about the importance of building a positive work environment. Get your free tickets here.
5th August 2021
Mimecast Offer Essential Cyber Training to Schools
SWGfL are proud to offer cyber security training from Mimecast to support staff in identifying common cyber-attacks whilst raising awareness about protecting and improving defences. Find out about human error and what schools can do to protect themselves.
6th July 2021
SWGfL Provide Affordable Bitdefender Software to Schools
With so many anti-virus and security software companies all offering their products to you directly, it might be confusing to know which product is best and what the best price is. Find out how Bitdefender can protect your school at the best price.
2nd July 2021
NCSC Release New Cyber Security Game
The National Cyber Security Centre has released a new game to help children and young people learn about cyber security. Cyber Sprinters is a runner game that can be played online and is aimed at children aged between 7 – 11.
1st June 2021
Ground-breaking Laws Set to Keep Children Safe Online
The online safety bill is due to publish some new ground-breaking laws to help protect children online as well as tackle other online harms and abuse including racism and online scams. Find out what is set to be included.
12th May 2021
SWGfL Launches Edtesa
Today, we have launched Edtesa! This online platform offers UK businesses and organisations a suite of digital tools to assist in online safety practice whilst also supporting the development of healthy, positive work environments.
6th April 2021
Develop Your Cyber-Security Skills By Playing ‘Cyberland’
Want to develop your IT skills in a fun and engaging way? Then look no further, Cyberland needs your help!
18th May 2020
New Service for Reporting Phishing Emails to NCSC
The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has launched a service to enable you to report suspected phishing emails to them – the Suspicious Email Reporting Service (SERS).
22nd April 2020
Trend Micro Maximum Security – Free for Six Months
Trend Micro are offering free access for six months to Trend Micro Maximum Security, their consumer internet security product, to support schools with home working and home learning.
24th March 2020
SWGfL Cyber Security Advice during Coronavirus
Cyber criminals are using the public’s fear and interest in Covid-19 to their advantage. We’ve produced some advice to help you avoid them.
23rd March 2020
Trick or treat – tackling online horror stories
There are some scary sights online, with ghouls and demons lurking in dark corners hoping to steal your information or ruin your day. Proton packs at the ready, it's time to exorcise some digital ghosts.
28th October 2019
Think. Check. Check again.
1 in 5 British schools and colleges experienced a cyber-attack, with 50% of those being targeted by a phishing scam according to research last year. For those attacked, the loss of data (82%) and the costs involved in putting things right (47%) were the two greatest concerns.
19th February 2019
What to do when you've been hacked
It's that feeling in your stomach, that knot, that sick feeling. You've tried to log into your social media account or email, and it says "password incorrect".
25th October 2018
Safety and Security – Similar, yet different
Every school wants good safety and security. Achieving this, however, requires an understanding of how these two areas, often looked at as one, are quite different.
10th October 2018