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.
Throughout this article, we also refer to:
- The Department for Education's (DfE's) cyber security standards for schools and colleges
- The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and its resources
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.
This is explained on page 11