Cyber Essentials

We Are Cyber Essentials Certified!

Following our recent assessment, we are delighted to announce we continue to be Cyber Essentials Certified!
Keeping student, parent and staff data secure is extremely important to us. As part of our commitment to cyber security, we have become Cyber Essentials Certified to provide peace of mind that we are protected against the most common types of cyber threats such as phishing, malware and password breaches.

Cyber Essentials is a government-backed initiative that aims to ensure that businesses can recognise and protect themselves against the most common forms of cyber attack.

In essence, our cyber security was independently assessed and as we have the relevant
processes in place to guard against a cyber attack, we have been certified!

Throughout our journey to becoming Cyber Essentials Certified, we were assessed on five security controls across our IT network, which were:

  • Firewalls
  • Secure configuration
  • User access control
  • Malware protection
  • Patch management

To ensure we met these requirements, our IT team collected information, including who had administrative access, the version and jailbroken status of company phones, the security of networks, the strength of our passwords, software usage and user management for employees, students and visitors.

Cyber Essentials certification offers many benefits to our academy. The key advantages include:

  • Peace of mind that we are protecting data and sensitive information against cyber threats.
  • Eligibility for government contracts and tenders which require certification for consideration.
  • Empowers our staff to understand how to spot and protect against the most common forms of cyber attack.

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