Cyber security works best in layers because it makes it more difficult for attackers to penetrate a system.  Each layer of security can provide a different level of protection, and by layering them together, schools can create a more secure environment.

One way to think about cyber security layers is to compare them to the various features of a castle:

The first line of defense in a castle is the moat, which prevents unauthorised access.  In cyber security, this is like having a strong firewall and network security measures in place to keep intruders out.

Next, the drawbridge and gate control who enters and exits the castle.  Similarly, access controls and authentication methods (like passwords and multi-factor authentication) ensure that only authorised users can access your digital kingdom.

The high, fortified walls are the next feature and they protect the castle from external threats.  In the digital realm, this is like having robust endpoint protection and antivirus software to shield your devices from malware and other cyber attacks.

If the walls are breached. castle guards and watchtowers provide constant surveillance and monitoring for potential threats.  In cyber security, this is comparable to having a dedicated security team or a Managed Detection and Response (MDR) service to monitor and respond to threats in real-time.

If the intruders get past the guards, castles often have hidden escape routes for emergencies. In the digital world, this is similar to having a well-tested backup and disaster recovery plan in place to ensure your data can be restored in case of a breach or system failure.

Finally, the inner keep is the last line of defense, housing the most valuable assets and people.  In cyber security, this represents data encryption and secure storage solutions that protect your most sensitive information from unauthorised access.

By understanding these layers of security in a castle, you can better visualize and implement a multi-layered cyber security strategy to protect your digital assets. Remember, a strong defense is the best offense in both medieval and digital realms!

Cloud Backup

Our cloud-based business continuity and disaster recovery solution protects your data and applications, from natural disaster, human error and malware/ransomware.

M365 Backup

Our cloud-based backup and recovery solution protects your critical data from accidental or malicious loss. It offers a variety of features, including automatic backup of Microsoft 365 and Google Workspace data, granular search and file browser for quick restores and compliance-ready storage options.

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Spam & Malware Filtering

Our cloud-based security solution protects schools from advanced email threats. It uses artificial intelligence to identify and block phishing, malware, and other attacks.  It also provides visibility into email activity and helps schools comply with security regulations.

Web Filtering

Our cloud-based DNS security and content filtering solution that protects schools from malware, phishing and other online threats. It uses machine learning to identify and block malicious websites and domains and offers a variety of features to help businesses manage their web traffic.

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Security Awareness Training

Our online security platform provides security awareness training and simulated phishing attacks. It helps schools to improve their security posture by educating staff on the latest threats and how to identify them.  We also offer a simulated phishing platform that allows schools to test their employees’ ability to identify phishing emails.

Dark Web Monitoring

Our data breach search engine allows us to search for email addresses and passwords that have been leaked in data breaches.  We use a variety of sources to collect data breaches, including publicly available data, dark web forums and private databases.  Dark web monitoring is a useful tool to check if data has been leaked in a data breach and it allows you to take steps to protect yourselves.

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