Schools have never been more reliant on tech and when something goes wrong with this technology, it can have a devastating and sometimes critical impact on the operation of the school.

In 2019, 83% of schools reported some sort of cyber incident or attack and 69% of schools had experienced a phishing attack.

In this session we will be looking at what cyber security actually is and what kinds of threats you can expect to encounter. We will then consider the current landscape in our own schools and how we can mitigate these risks through a range of approaches.


About Paul Platts:

Paul Platts is a Senior Consultant for Computing and Information Governance working for ORBIS Schools ICT. Paul has over 10 years experience supporting schools with the Computing curriculum, online safety and ICT related projects. Paul has been teaching in Primary schools since 2000 and still works at Westdene Primary School in Brighton as an Assistant Head and Computing Consultant for one day a week. In addition to this Paul is a CEOP Ambassador and Computing at Schools Master Teacher.
Thu, Dec 2, 2021 · 11:00 AM London (GMT +0:00)
Arbor Education
Nile Ingham
Zoe Buss
Business Systems Manager I IT & Digital
Zoe Buss is a Business Systems Manager working for ORBIS Schools ICT. Zoe has over 13 years’ experience working with MIS and related products and technologies, starting in a primary school environment, and then moving into the local authority. She manages a skilled and dedicated accredited team who support schools to use their MIS effectively including day to day support, training, and bespoke consultancies.
Paul Platts
Computing Education Consultant