Securing the growing
needs of Education

As technology and Internet use pervades through schools, with increasing use of the Internet and Cloud as learning tools, there comes a need for greater responsibility to protect both children and educational establishments from cyber threats. Universities and higher education have the added challenge of managing the additional demand for bandwidth and connectivity from students on campus. Infosec Partners provide expert advice on cyber security for educational establishments to meet their specific security needs.

Cybersecurity is now a major concern for Educational establishments and Infosec Partners has helped internationally recognised schools and universities to successfully develop and implement robust security strategies and manage safeguarding.

Working directly with faculty members and governing boards, we develop solutions to meet the growing security needs of Education. Through collaboration with organisations such as the Independent Schools Bursars Association, Infosec Partners continues to improve awareness of cyber threats, providing schools and universities with tailored advice and expertise to meet their specific security needs.

“We all have a duty of care to challenge, at every turn, the twisted narrative that has corrupted some of our vulnerable young people. Schools must play a vital role in protecting pupils from the risks of radicalisation.”

John Hayes, Security Minister

SAFEGUARDING IS EVERYONE’S RESPONSIBILITY

An amended version of the Keeping Children Safe in Education guideline (KCSIE) came into statutory force on 5th September 2016, with further emphasis on the need for all education professionals to understand that safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. The changes mean that every school will need to consider and review safeguarding policies and procedures, focusing particularly on how they protect and maintain duty-of-care amidst the growing online threats to each student’s wellbeing.

PREVENT & PROTECTING DUTY OF CARE

The passing of the Counter Terrorism and Security Act 2015 means educational establishments now have a statutory duty to prevent students from being drawn into terrorism. With the Internet and social media playing a huge role in the radicalisation of young people, a comprehensive security approach is essential for complying with the government’s Prevent duty.

RANSOMWARE TARGETING EDUCATION

Fraudsters have been cold calling UK education establishments resulting in ransomware attacks. There have been several instances on fraudsters posing as being from the Department of Education, the Department for Work and Pensions, or telecoms providers. The head teacher, financial administrator receive emails with attachments purporting to be anything from exam guidance forms to mental health assessments. On opening the attachments, ransomware is activated encrypting files and systems which attackers hold to ransom.

SECURING THE NEXT-GEN CLASSROOM

From integrated AV and lighting systems that create the perfect presentation setup to customized solutions for unique learning experiences, technology is transforming the classroom into a dynamic learning environment that’s interactive, collaborative, and easy to use. Infosec Partners is the only security agency certified by the top 3 integrated control systems and can uniquely implement and secure control systems designed for classrooms to lecture theatres.

WE SECURE ANY DEVICE BY ANY VENDOR

Typically, over time, technology is added to a schools’ network infrastructure to meet each new security need – however this can lead to poor integration leaving schools with significant gaps in security. Infosec Partners are perhaps one of only a few security service providers that can actually deliver full-spectrum security whilst supporting any-vendor any-device. Not only do we help schools identify any gaps in their defences, but we also optimise the configuration of their security no matter which device type or vendor.

CYBER SECURITY CONSULTANCY SERVICES
FOR EDUCATIONAL ESTABLISHMENTS

CONTENT FILTERING & ACTIVITY MONITORING
MANAGED SECURITY AND SUPPORT
BUDGET & COST JUSTIFICATION
Security Awareness
RANSOMWARE AND CYBER THREATS
Securing BYOD
REGULATORY & STATUTORY COMPLIANCE
PREVENT DAMAGE TO YOUR REPUTATION
SECURING AND OPTIMISING WIFI

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