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Be clear on what you need to know about cyber security, and the questions you can ask your school leaders, so you can be assured your school is as safe as possible from a cyber attack.

Our thanks to the following experts for their help with this article: Karen Mitchell; Vickie Cieplak and Edward Trimbee from the West Midlands Regional Cyber Crime Unit; and our internal IT experts at The Key and ScholarPack.

We also refer to the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and its resources throughout this article.

You’re responsible for your school’s cyber security

It's not just down to your school’s IT department

In a similar way to health and safety and safeguarding, cyber security is the responsibility of the whole board – not just 1 person. This is because it’s central to your school’s ability to operate and function.

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