Prevention and Awareness of Cyber-attacks in Schools

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Course Summary

CPD/CE Points:  60 Mins

Assessment:  10

Pass Rate:  80%

Ideal For:  Headteacher, Subject

Leader/Head of Department, Teaching Assistants (TA), Teachers, Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO)

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Course Details

This online safety CPD course is important for senior leaders, headteachers, teachers, teaching assistants, and support workers at all levels. In a digital world, with devices commonly used in classrooms and online learning increasing, it’s crucial to be aware of cyber attacks, understand the risks, and have the tools to keep all involved safe and secure.

The training will include a comprehensive look at different types of cyber-attacks that commonly target schools. It will also discuss their potential consequences, offering participants an idea of the scope and severity of the problem. It will contribute to raising awareness of the risks of cyber attacks not only among those attending the course but also their networks and colleagues, as they can take information back to their schools and settings.

In addition, the course covers best practice for education professionals, how they can contribute to good cyber safety for their school and the steps that can be taken in the event of a cyber attack to mitigate any consequences. Failing to plan is planning to fail, and a solid incident response plan is necessary for proper cyber security—participants will also be provided with the tools and resources needed to help create one in their schools.

Equip yourself to understand the threat of cyber attacks and the risks they pose, and learn to prevent and mitigate them—the Prevention and Awareness of Cyber Attacks in Schools CPD course is a must for all educators concerned with online safety. 

 

Course Aims

This course aims to provide participants with an understanding of the current cybersecurity landscape in schools and an overview of the potential threats, preventive measures, and incident response. It is intended to give educators what they need to prevent a cyber-attack and respond effectively in the event of one.

Course Objectives

The objectives of this CPD course are:

  • To identify common types of cyber-attacks targeting schools.
  • To demonstrate the potential consequences of a cyber attack on a school.
  • To equip participants to follow best practices for securing school networks and devices.
  • To outline the importance of employee training and education around cybersecurity.
  • To identify available resources and tools for improving cybersecurity in schools.
  • To provide steps that can be taken in the event of a cyber-attack and discuss the importance of incident response planning.

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Related Organisations

The International Association of Computer Science and Information Technology (ICST)
National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC)
The European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA)

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