National Cyber Security Centre: Updated Ransomware Guidance

19th February 2020By andy.mcfarlaneEducation, General News, Government, Homepage, Online safety, Security No Comments

There’s some updated guidance for mitigating against malware and ransomware from the Governments National Cyber Security centre that’s just been released on the 13.2.20. Unfortunately, this type of attack is not uncommon in the school’s sector. There’s also an important advisory on the “trickbot”  risk. Trickbot targets victims with well-crafted phishing emails, designed to appear … Read More

Phishing – Is your school data and budget under threat? Don’t get Caught.

19th August 2019By andy.mcfarlaneEducation, GDPR, Online safety, Security

Phishing emails are malicious emails that look genuine and try to trick you into providing data, spreading malware, or paying money. 93% of Data Breaches include a Phishing e-mail. Phishing has led to massive financial losses, malware infections, and data breaches and we are increasingly seeing school finance teams and senior leaders targeted. Attackers have … Read More