Demystifying Tech: Data Breaches
Coming off the back of one of the biggest data breaches in history, it seems not a month goes by without another report of some big hack . So what is a data breach? Who causes them and why? And what can we do to protect ourselves?
14th September 2017
Pimms on the lawn, G&T on the beach, or Netflix on the sofa?
As the summer holidays rapidly approach no doubt you will be looking forward to pimms parties and G&T's in the sun. But before you go, here's a handy summary of the hot topics we've been discussing over the past year....
11th July 2017
Demystifying Tech: HTTPS
As the web integrates deeper into our lives, terms like security, privacy, encryption, SSL and HTTPS are being talked about more and more. But what is HTTPS and why do we need it?
14th June 2017
How to talk to young people about extremism online
Advice from the Professionals Online Safety Helpline (POSH) to help professionals talk to young people about extremism online.
5th June 2017
WannaCry – the importance of data security
Andrew Williams, Online Safety Consultant and resident data protection expert offers a guide on ransomware and how SWGfL’s 360 Data can help protect your organisation against malicious attacks.
17th May 2017
Concerns about Facebook reporting
Amid criticisms of Facebook's handling of reports about sexualised images of children, we offer advice about reporting illegal online content
7th March 2017
ICAlert launches to safeguard schools against online child abuse
SWGfL has teamed up with computer experts at Plymouth University to launch a new device that provides round-the-clock monitoring against online child abuse and radicalisation for primary and secondary schools
20th February 2017
Ransomware: the risks and how to avoid them
At SWGfL, we have helped several schools recover after the impact of a Ransomware attack, by providing expert consultancy and support. Last year we highlighted the challenges posed by Ransomware attacks, and it continues to be a threat faced by many schools.
27th January 2017
Over 1 in 3 schools aren’t compliant with basic data protection obligations
Over recent years, the annual assessment report has disclosed a lack of knowledge amongst teachers and this definitely remains the case over the last 12 months with almost half of schools (49%) have no staff training to date around online safety.
26th January 2017
SWGfL Roundup of 2016
2016 has been a whirlwind of headlines including data protection, appropriate filtering and monitoring, sexting, social media, ransomware and the computing curriculum. Read our 2016 roundup and discover all the great content you may have missed
7th December 2016
Guide to Creating and Managing Secure Passwords
Continuing in our series of data security articles, this week the spotlight is on password security, follow these tips to protect yourself
14th July 2016
360data is live! But is it any good?
Last month we launched 360data, the Data Protection self review tool, based on the award winning 360safe software. So what do people think?
11th July 2016
Is your organisation taking good care of personal data?
Nearly 9 out of 10 large organisations surveyed now suffer some form of security breach, to help manage this issue, we have developed 360data, a self-review tool to help review your posture, policies and procedures around data protection and information security
17th June 2016
One phish, two phish, red phish, blue phish…
We’re aware that there has been a spate of phishing emails recently, so we’ve compiled this quick guide to help raise awareness of phishing
17th May 2016
New Year, New Start to Data Protection
With the start of a new year, many of us have made a resolution or two, but if you haven't, then maybe it's time for a Data Protection Resolution...
12th January 2016
How secure is your school’s information?
New technologies are transforming teaching and learning in schools, be sure that your supporting infrastructure is providing a safe and secure online environment for your users
12th October 2015