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We all need to keep data and systems secure, but it can be difficult to know where our strengths and weaknesses are. Experience tells us that schools and colleges want security advice that is less general, and tailored to them.
There's a wide range of organisations that claim to be able to help but many are expensive and lack the expertise to really help schools improve. SWGfL has supported schools and colleges for over 20 years, including with our award-winning 360 safe online safety review tool. We're a not-for-profit charity so you know you're not paying to make profit for shareholders.
Our Cyber and Information Security review is designed specifically for schools, and is based on many years of working closely with schools and the knowledge of how schools work. SWGfL are leaders in keeping everyone free from harm online and were commissioned by the Department for Education in 2021 to produce a self-review tool for schools in England.
The SWGfL Information Security Review is designed specifically for schools and is based on many years of working closely with schools and the knowledge of how schools work.
Pre-engagement with school, including initial pre-audit information discovery to streamline our approach
One day of virtual discovery using Microsoft Teams or Zoom
One half day report writing
Review report with security action plan within one week of our appointment with you
A type of malware that encrypts systems and files and demands payment for decryption
Designed to help you raise awareness of security and reduce risk in your organisation
We have partnered with Firebird to provide a range of Data Protect services for schools
We are pleased to announce the launch of a brand new cyber-security report that looks into how well schools are protected throughout England and Wales. Discover more here:
15th June 2022
Although online safety and cyber-security are closely related, there are significant differences between the two. Take a look at what these are in our article
28th March 2022
This week we hosted our first Cyber Secure Schools live event with Bitdefender. Joining us was the University of Kent, Phoenix Software Ltd, The Department for Education and CysecAware. Watch the session here and find out what was discussed in this informative two hour event.
14th October 2021
Despite the complexity we may associate cyber security with, the basics are fundamentally down to how we as individuals respond to oncoming attacks. Beyond the security software and privacy features we may include, we are ultimately there as a last line of defence. Find out more in this article
11th October 2021