Cyber security is an ever-increasing challenge for all organisations with threats constantly evolving. It is important that we understand these threats and use technology effectively to ensure that children, staff and systems are protected.
Suffolk County Council is committed to help Suffolk schools with advice and resources to help support them with the challenges of dealing with the growing cyber threats they face.
What is cyber security?
Cyber security is how individuals and organisations reduce the risk of cyber-attack.
Cyber security's core function is to protect the devices we all use (smartphones, laptops, tablets and computers), and the services we access - both online and at school - from theft or damage.
It's also about preventing unauthorised access to the vast amounts of personal information we store on these devices, and online.
Why is cyber security important?
Cyber security is important because smartphones, computers and the internet are now such a fundamental part of modern life, that it's difficult to imagine how we'd function without them. From online banking and shopping, to email and social media, it's more important than ever to stake steps that can prevent cyber criminals getting hold of our accounts, data, and devices.
The information and advice on these pages will help you protect your school or academy from cyber-attacks and is based on industry best practices and advice from experts including:
If you have any questions about cyber security support for schools contact the IT Service Desk on 01473 265555 or email ITServicedesk@suffolk.gov.uk.