A national audit of in-school cybersecurity protections will be released this summer, says London Grid for Learning (LGfL).
The online audit was conducted by the not-for-profit charitable trust in collaboration with the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) in a bid to capture “a snapshot of the protections in place across the sector”.
Mark Bentley, safeguarding and cybersecurity manager at LGfL, said: “It is clear that as technology continues to strengthen teaching and learning in schools, the threats which come from being increasingly online are also growing.
“This audit presents us with an unprecedented opportunity to gain insight into the current state of cybersecurity in UK schools, which in turn will help us to develop solutions and practices that enable schools to better protect their online assets.”
It is clear that as technology continues to strengthen teaching and learning in schools, the threats which come from being increasingly online are also growing.
– Mark Bentley, LGfL
LGfL aims to release its findings in early summer 2019 and “shape national policy and inform both training and technological provision”.
The aim of the audit is to allow multi-agency solutions to be developed to respond to what it describes as an “increasingly prominent issue”. In a statement, the organisation refers to the increasingly sophisticated online attacks conducted via malware and phishing as cause for concern.
The deadline for participation in the audit is April 30, 2019.
To learn more and take part, visit securityaudit.lgfl.net