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Cyber security in schools and trusts

Learn about the essential data protection practice that boards should ensure is in place.


Cyber security is the protection of electronic devices, services and networks – and the information on them – from theft or damage.

Schools and trusts are increasingly reliant on digital technology for a range of functions and so must have robust procedures in place to protect against a cyber attack.

Governing boards have strategic oversight of their school or trust’s cyber security. This requires governors and trustees to have sufficient knowledge and understanding to inform conversations with school leaders about managing cyber security risks.

Use our short cyber security guide to learn:

  • how governors and trustees can build cyber security awareness
  • how to ensure the right controls are in place
  • how to make sure the school/trust is ready to respond to a cyber attack

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