Our team of cyber security experts are here to help you mitigate against this growing concern in schools.

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Take steps to mitigate the risk of ransomware attacks

Ransomware attacks have a damaging impact on schools, with a significant amount of recovery time and resources required to reinstate systems. Since 2020, the DfE announced the education sector has become a notable target for cybercriminals after an unprecedented increase in ransomware attacks on schools. 

Increase your resilience against ransomware attacks and implement an effective defence with Secure Schools. 

How schools and trusts can mitigate the risk of ransomware

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    Identify gaps in your cyber security to reduce the risk of an attack

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    Implement a cyber incident response plan, in the event of an attack

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    Ensure you meet the DfE’s guidance on ransomware recovery for schools

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    Ensure your academy meets the ESFA's policy on ransomware attacks

How Secure Schools helps schools build defences against ransomware


Cyber security awareness training

Support staff to understand their role in cyber security


Perform phishing simulations

Train staff to spot phishing emails


Build your school’s cyber policy and strategy

Generate policies in minutes, including a cyber incident management plan


Achieve certification to Cyber Essentials

Demonstrate your school or trust has applied the basic technical controls

Try Secure Schools policy builder, awareness training, and phishing simulator

Talk to a Secure Schools expert about the threat of ransomware and other attacks

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Understanding ransomware

In this article, we explain what ransomware is and how everyone can help to protect their school from it