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Wavenet Education

Cyber Security for Education

Expert advice & preventative measures to help ensure that your school or MAT is protected against the growing threats of cyber-attacks.

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The number of cyber-attacks on schools has been increasing year on year

Especially as more schools are now using cloud platforms to aid administration and enhance teaching and learning.

But that’s not the only challenge. Schools also need to take steps to ensure students are shielded from exposure to other Internet-delivered risks such as online bullying, grooming, self-harm, and radicalisation.

Cyber Essentials Certification is a government backed scheme that assesses a school or MAT’s current cyber security position. It aims to ensure that the right processes and technical controls are in place to assist in blocking and partially mitigating 99% of possible cyber-attacks.

Wavenet are Cyber Essentials Plus Certified as well as an official ISAME certification body and can carry out a detailed audit of your MATs current cyber security practices and help you address your cyber security challenges in a centralised and highly efficient manner.

Want to find out more about Wavenet’s Cyber Essentials and our Managed Cyber Services? Contact our team of experts at Wavenet today on 0333 234 0011 or use the form opposite:

Find out more about mitigating your school against Cyber attacks

Cyber Protection

The number of cyber-attacks on schools has been increasing year on year, especially as more schools are now using cloud platforms to aid administration and enhance teaching and learning. At Wavenet we offer a number of services to help keep your school cyber secure and compliant with the latest cyber-security standards. 

Cyber Essentials Certification - A government-backed scheme which assesses your school’s current cyber security position. It aims to ensure the right processes and technical controls are in place to assist in blocking and partially mitigating against 99% of possible cyber-attacks.  

Managed Cyber Security Services - We enable schools to address all of today’s cyber security challenges in a centralised and highly efficient way and stay compliant with GDPR.  

Disaster Recovery Solutions - Preparing for the unexpected. Along with cyber security measures, all data assets will need to be backed up in a bullet-proof manner, so that should the unthinkable happen, back office and learning resources can be recovered the moment they’re needed.  

Cyber Security Training - Our Cyber Security Training includes, training all your staff with access to your IT network on the basics of cyber security to ensure that your school can mitigate against a cyber-attack and meet the new DfE Cyber-Security standard. 

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Cyber Essentials

Cyber threats against schools are intensifying as cyber criminals find new avenues to maliciously gain access to sensitive information or deny access to critical services. The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has warned education institutions across the UK about a significant increase in targeted cyberattacks involving ransomware, whilst the DfE has updated its cyber-security standard for schools, ranging from basic training to recovery plans. Schools and MATs also need to take steps to ensure students are shielded from other Internet-delivered risks like online bullying, grooming, self-harm and radicalisation.

Cyber Essentials Certification is a government backed scheme that assesses a school’s current cyber security position. It aims to ensure the right processes and technical controls are in place to assist in blocking and partially mitigating 99% of possible cyber-attacks.

Wavenet are Cyber Essentials Plus Certified – the highest level of certification offered under the scheme – as well as an official IASME certification body. Our Cyber Security audit entails a thorough and detailed report of your current practices, whilst our managed cyber security services enable schools and MATs to address challenges in a centralised and highly efficient way. It includes the following:

  • On-site audit of your school or MAT’s cyber security status looking at technical infrastructure, physical security, policies and governance and the people that use the systems.
  • A detailed report with Red, Amber, and Green action points highlighting good practice, areas of concern, key risks, and recommendations for remediation.
  • A follow up meeting to discuss the report and how Wavenet can support you further in ensuring your school or MAT is cyber-secure.
  • Hands on help throughout the Cyber Essentials certification process.

Managed Cyber Services

We enable schools and MATs to address all of today’s cyber security challenges in a centralised and highly efficient way – and stay compliant with GDPR – utilising measures like:

  • Network and application firewalls.

  • Intrusion Detection.

  • Network and data monitoring.

  • Remote access security procedures.

  • Malware protection and prevention.

  • Incident management.

  • Managing user privileges – changing user passwords, creating new user accounts, deleting user accounts, and maintaining audit logs.

  • Server configuration of devices.

  • Content filtering and moderation platforms that protect.

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Disaster Recovery Solution

Preparing for the unexpected. Along with cyber security measures, all data assets will need to be backed up in a bullet-proof manner, so that should the unthinkable happen, back office and learning resources can be recovered the moment they’re needed.

Our disaster recovery solutions include:

  • Virtualisation of the server to protect critical IT infrastructure.
  • Onsite and offsite data backup of files and applications.
  • Replication of data to multiple devices in real-time so workloads can be back online in a matter of minutes.
  • Network redundancy that ensures network connectivity is never lost.
  • Hardware replacement in the event of a hardware failure.

Email & Internet Filtering

From inbound threats to the accessing of unsuitable content, connected devices can be as dangerous as they are useful. Wavenet’s extensive range of email and internet filtering solutions provide peace of mind as to the safety of your students and the security of your network.

Key features:

  • Multiple market-leading technologies protect against email-borne threats.
  • IP, user, and time-based policies allow the right access to the right content.
  • Complete control over filtering policies, without the need for 3rd parties.
  • Full reporting for comprehensive monitoring of all internet activity.
  • UK-based service desk for enquiries and support.
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Cyber Security Training

Over 90% of security breaches are caused by human error which is why it is essential that all school personnel are fully aware and trained on the basics of cyber security. Our Cyber Security Training includes, training all your staff with access to your IT network on the basics of cyber security to ensure that your school can mitigate against a cyber-attack and meet the new DfE Cyber-Security standard. The training focuses on phishing, password security, social engineering, and the dangers of removable storage media.

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