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The big bad wolf is real (and featured in ‘The Bursar’s Review’)

By July 7, 2015 January 16th, 2020 No Comments
Bursar's review - The big bad wolf is real

Continuing the #SecuringSchools crusade, Infosec Partners is delighted to have been featured in the latest edition of ‘The Bursar’s Review’, the must-read termly publication from the Independent Schools’ Bursars Association (ISBA).

Highlighted on the cover-page as ‘Building Cyber Security’, the article outlines the cyber security challenges facing schools today, proving the big bad wolf is real.

An excerpt from the published article.

“The big bad wolf is realmotivated, and actively targeting the personal, sensitive and financial information that your school holds.

Once upon a time there were three little pigs. One pig built a house of straw while the second pig built his house with sticks. The third little pig worked hard all day and built his house with bricks.

We’re all familiar with this story and its moral being of how building with the right foundations and materials can provide a secure future. All the best Independent schools are founded on principles and vision and it’s their reputation which attracts families who want to give the best possible start to their children, including those of high net-worth and influence.

The world is increasingly interconnected and schools are right to embrace the many efficiencies and benefits afforded by technology. Mobility, online education, cloud, WiFi and BYOD (where staff and pupils choose and bring their own devices to access resources) are rapidly becoming the new normal for schools, as they are already in other sectors. However as news of organisations being hacked becomes ever more commonplace, there are several significant concerns for schools who face growing cyber security threats and need solutions to overcome the new challenges of protecting children in their care.”

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