Children in a digital world ‘need lessons in online safety’

The Children’s Commissioner for England has called for more to be done to help educate children in online safety in a new study titled Growing Up Digital. Anne Longfield said that it is “wholly irresponsible” for youngsters to spend time in a digital world, without appropriate education. The year-long study found that across a number … More Children in a digital world ‘need lessons in online safety’

School ransomware: A threat to be aware of

It can often feel like every day brings news stories about ransomware attacks on businesses, particularly at hospitals and schools. While the life-or-death nature of hospital data might force some healthcare organizations to accede to criminals’ demands in hopes of restoring access to that data as quickly as possible, some schools are also falling prey to these demands. Paying criminals … More School ransomware: A threat to be aware of

Make password into a story and more parental hacks

It might still feel like summer, but school season is right around the corner. Young people are easy targets for both digital and physical theft, so it’s important to ensure your data and devices are secure at school and at home. Protecting Devices at School Whether you or your child is using a desktop, laptop … More Make password into a story and more parental hacks

Back to university: cybersecurity now a major concern in higher education

Last month I attended my first Campus Technology conference, in Boston. I think it’s fair to say that while computer security was not the focus, it certainly was prevalent and appreciated by attendees. In fact, CIO ranked the cybersecurity topics and panels as one of the “6 Best Things” at Campus Tech. To demonstrate this further, … More Back to university: cybersecurity now a major concern in higher education