Are you ready for the cybercriminals?

You’ll all have seen the banks’ adverts about cyber fraud and some of you will have been the victim of online fraud yourselves, but did you know that schools also fall prey to cybercrime?  In fact, cybercriminals are increasingly seeing schools as soft targets! Think about the volume of emails that schools get and how busy everyone is and how little training you have had on preventing cybercrime. (Any training you had on GDPR probably didn’t spend much time on phising, ransomware or DDOS attacks!)

The good news is that like most things a little training goes a long way and that the NCSC (National Cyber Security Centre) has produced an online tool that can help you upskill your staff.

Exercise in a Box is an online tool which helps organisations test and practise their response to a cyberattack. It is completely free and you don’t have to be an expert to use it.

The service provides exercises, based around the main cyber threats, which your organisation can do in your own time, in a safe environment, as many times as you want. It includes everything you need for setting up, planning, delivery, and post-exercise activity, all in one place.

To use Exercise in a Box you need to register for an account. This enables us to provide you with a tailored report, helping you identify your next steps and pointing you towards the guidance which is most relevant for your organisation.

Once you have registered, you set your profile, pick your exercise(s), and download the materials.

Exercise in a Box is free and very easy to use. You don’t need to be an ‘expert’ to run the sessions for you but if you don’t feel that anyone in school could manage the session we are happy to provide a trainer to assist. We’d also be happy to include Exercise in a Box in one of our online safety sessions. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information

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