What is Ransomware?
Ransomware is a type of malicious software from cryptovirology that threatens to publish the victim's data or perpetually block access to it unless a ransom is paid.
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What is a Computer Virus?
A definition of a computer virus and how a virus works
Types of Malware
A list and description of different types of malware
Protect Systems and Data from Malware
How to protect your systems and data from malware
Latest Security Threats
A summary of the latest security threats
Ransomware White Paper October 2018
This document provides an overview of the guidance from SWGfL and signposts to products and services that can help. Published October 2016
Latest Ransomware Articles
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
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