DfE to launch cyber-security advice tool following spike in cyber-attacks

Last week it was announced that the Department for Education would be introducing a new advice tool following a significant rise in the number of cyber-attacks within the education sector, with the Schools minister Nick Gibb urging education bodies during the recent CYBERUK online conference to utilise the tool when it is released next year.

The NCSC has reported a significant increase in the number of ransomware attacks targeting education institutions in particular over this past year, resulting in new and innovative ways and approaches to tackle the problem.

The new tool will enable schools to proactively measure and control their cyber security, facilitating greater awareness and prevention for future attacks.

To discuss cybersecurity for your place of education speak to a member of the NEBRC today and / or visit the resources specifically developed for schools on the NERBC website at NCSC Guidance | NEBRC (nebrcentre.co.uk)

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and National Police Chiefs Council (NPCC) are working together to support the establishment of Regional Cyber Resilience Centres (CRCs). The CRCs represent a significant opportunity for the NCSC to expand the reach of its guidance and services to smaller organisations across the country, and provide an extra level of practical support to enhance their impact. The NCSC is currently assisting the NPCC in determining the suite of cyber security services that the CRCs will be able to offer.