Articles by Andrew Williams
Important updates to the 360safe Cymru online safety self-review tool – Frequently Asked Questions
We are pleased to announce that an updated and improved version of our award-winning online safety tool 360 safe Cymru will be launched in March.
29th January 2021
Important Updates to the 360 Safe Cymru Online Safety Self-Review Tool
We are pleased to announce that an updated and improved version of our award-winning online safety tool 360 safe Cymru will be launched in March. Here we detail the new features and changes that new and existing users can benefit from.
27th January 2021
Ransomware Hits the News – Again!
Ransomware has been making the rounds again, but do you know how to stay safe and protect yourself from it? Here we breakdown some key points to always remember!
3rd August 2020
SWGfL takes a look at ICO's Age Appropriate Design Code
Last week the ICO released their draft code: Age appropriate design: A code of practice for online services. SWGfL Online Safety Consultant, Andrew Williams, takes a look at who is covered and what the code expects of developers.
24th April 2019
Welsh Government: Online Safety in Education
Since April 2014, SWGfL has worked in partnership with the Welsh Government to raise awareness of online safety issues and to improve online safety policy and practice for schools and colleges in Wales.
29th March 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
SWGfL's Part in the Online Safety Action Plan for Wales
SWGfL is delighted to be recognised in the production of the recently announced Online Safety Action Plan for Wales. This plan sets out clear objectives and actions to support and protect the Welsh population.
22nd November 2018
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
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
Supporting schools in Wales with e-Safety – what we have achieved so far
In 2014, we bid for and successfully won a contract to support Welsh Government in the delivery of e-Safety education across Wales. Here's an update of our progress.
27th 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