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
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.
While your school leaders should work closely with your IT department to put precautions in place, it’s up to you to monitor what your school is doing. Cyber security needs the time and resources to make your school secure.
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