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Malware takes its name from the contraction of two words, malicious software. Malware comes in many different forms and can be described as software that has been written with the intent of doing damage in some way. There are various different types of malicious software, or 'malware', including:
A type of malware that encrypts systems and files and demands payment for decryption
Data protection (GDPR) advice and guidance for schools and colleges to use alongside existing policies
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
For Cyber Security month we're running down the top 5 things to remember when it comes to protecting your information online. We've also included helpful resources and links to give you all the information you need.
7th October 2021