One of the primary requirements for compliance with the RPA is having offline backups. We can help you set up a reliable backup system that ensures your school’s data is safe and secure. We’ll work with you to determine the best backup system that fits your school’s needs and budget. Our backup solutions cover onsite servers as well as data stored in the cloud such as emails, calendars, contacts, Teams, Sharepoint and OneDrive.
It’s essential to ensure that all employees or governors who have access to your school’s IT system undertake NCSC training. In our opinion, this is not enough! We can provide additional training to your staff, including teachers, TA’s and admin staff. This training will equip your team with the knowledge and skills required to maintain the security of your school’s IT systems.
To comply with the RPA, your school must register with Police CyberAlarm. We can guide you through the registration process, ensuring that you provide all the necessary information required to complete the registration process. This registration will provide you with timely alerts in case of a cybersecurity incident, ensuring that you respond promptly to any threat.
In the event of a cyber security incident, you need to have a Cyber Response Plan in place to guide your staff on what to do. We can work with you to develop a comprehensive plan that ensures your school is adequately prepared to deal with any security breach. We’ll guide you through the entire process, from identifying potential threats to developing an action plan for each scenario.
Compliance with the RPA is essential to protect your school from cyber security threats. We are dedicated to helping you meet all the RPA requirements, ensuring that not only is your school’s data is safe and secure but also that you are covered by the insurance protection.
Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you comply with the RPA requirements.
A requirement of the DfE Cyber Security Standards and the Risk Protection Arrangement (RPA) is for all staff and at least one governor to watch the video below:
Test your Cyber Security Skills
Now you’ve watched the video, take our short, multiple choice video to test your skills. If you get 80% or more, you can print off a certificate of completion.
To ensure the safety of our schools, we are also registered with the Police CyberAlarm. Our IP address and website are regularly scanned for any vulnerabilities which may impact our services to schools.