Cyber resilience in education and childcare settings

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Mar 10 2022

Although there has been no evidence of increased attacks on the sector, as a result of the current situation in Ukraine, the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) is advising all organisations to take action to strengthen their cyber security resilience.

Guidance published on their site includes the following steps:

  • patching systems
  • improving access controls and enabling multi-factor authentication
  • implementing an effective incident response plan
  • checking that backups and restore mechanisms are working
  • ensuring that online defences are working as expected
  • keeping up to date with the latest threat and mitigation information

Education and childcare settings are strongly urged to read the following:

Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) advisory

Microsoft blog on recently deployed malware in the Ukrainian government cyber attacks

actions to take when the cyber threat is heightened

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