Cybersecurity Checklist


This guidance document is for schools and academies and was updated in June 2020.



This National Education Network (NEN) Cybersecurity checklist is divided into two sections – Personnel and Technical with an Appendix giving a very brief outline of some of the more common Cybersecurity threats and where they may originate. For more details please read NEN’s Cyber Security Guidance for Schools notes and the associated What If document.

Ultimate responsibility for the school’s cybersecurity rests with the Senior Management Team but they will likely delegate the technical and day-to-day aspects to particular staff. In general, we would expect one of the SMT to take overall responsibility for the personnel aspects (staff training, policy development, ensuring documentation is completed, etc) while the Systems Manager would take responsibility for designing overall security policies and processes, and manage their implementation.

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