SWGfL Release Online Safety Advent Calendar For Christmas
In the run up to Christmas, we will be running our very own online safety advent calendar on social media. Find out what's in store and get following on our platforms!
27th November 2020
Ransomware – How to Protect Your School
With ransomware constantly posing a threat to the education sector, we have teamed up with Phoenix and Trend Micro to bring you the latest information regarding your schools’ cyber-security.
22nd October 2020
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
Malware, Ransomware and Trickbot - keep your setting safe
A number of schools have fallen victim to ransomware attacks, but what are they and how do you protect your setting?
24th February 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
The UK Safer Internet Centre Family Summer Challenge
Our resident digital parenting expert Elizabeth Milovidov has put together this Family Summer Challenge as part of our work for the UK Safer Internet Centre.
22nd July 2019
The clock is ticking for Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 and Office 2010
Microsoft officially stops supporting Windows 7 on 14 January 2020. Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 also stop on 14 January 2020, and Office 2010 stops on 13 October 2020. If you’re running systems using any of these, there’s still time to act, but you’ll need to act quickly.
18th June 2019
The GDPR is 1
The GDPR’s first birthday has just passed, and everyone in the EU was invited to the party (as long as you consented to receive the invitation). What’s been happening in the data protection area since the GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA) came into force?
5th June 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
The latest email scam: sextortion
There's always some inventive scam trying to con you out of money doing the rounds. And this latest trend is particularly colourful.
29th October 2018
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
Ransomware - Everything you need to know
What is ransomware? What does it do? What’s the point of ransomware? How does ransomware infect your device or your data? How do you protect yourself against ransomware?
10th October 2018
Free Password Management & Security Guide Released
With our increasing focus on security and data protection in schools, we are now releasing a new free resource to help users and system managers understand how passwords are compromised, and how to create and manage secure passwords.
10th October 2018