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Updates to DfE Cyber Security Standards May 2024

Written on 20 May, 2024

Updates to DfE Cyber Security Standards May 2024 1Updates to the DfE Cyber Security Standards for schools and colleges were published today (20th May 2024) and our EDH Cyber Team are proud to have been involved and referenced in them as a source of help for schools aiming to improve their cyber resilience.

Given the increasing reliance on technology in education, the importance of cyber security in schools cannot be overstated. It is essential for numerous reasons, from protecting sensitive information, to supporting business continuity, to maintaining trust in your digital systems.

The updated cyber security standards address tasks that should be completed by both the senior leadership team in a school and IT support. It is recognised that cyber security is not something that IT teams can carry out alone – it is a shared responsibility between multiple roles and teams. They contain the same key information that the previous cyber security standards held, but the format of this has changed to make them more accessible to staff without cyber expertise.

A human layer of cyber security is integral to school cyber defences. Fostering a culture of awareness, education, and vigilance, significantly reduces the risk of cyber threats and can improve cyber security posture and data protection obligations.

To find out how we can help you improve your school cyber resilience, have a look at the services we offer or email us at [email protected]