Beginning next week, our server providers will be performing routine security updates to our Cloud Servers. These security updates are necessary to ensure our servers are protected from known security vulnerabilities. This means our servers will experience downtime whilst these updates are performed, downtime is estimated to be 1 hour or less. This will mean, if hosting a website with us, the site will be offline during this time.
Unfortunately it is not possible for us to give you an exact timeframe when the necessary security updates will be applied. This will only be determined by our supplier immediately before the update. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
Data Protection – Pupil Asset has you covered
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) legislation is just around the corner and schools must be ready too!
Did you know that you will need a dedicated Data Protection Officer, for example?
Over the course of the summer, we upgraded our servers. You may have noticed that, if you are accessing your website login via a bookmarked link in your browser, that you encounter a security certificate error and may in some cases be unable to proceed.
How do I access my website now?
An update to Snapchat that shows publicly posted images on a searchable map has raised safety concerns among parents.
It is critical that schools consider the safety of confidential and/or personal data held in electronic or paper formats that are used both on and off the school site.
Under the General Data Protection Regulation it will become critical that ALL staff and governors are aware of how to handle sensitive and/or personal information, and what their responsibilities are when storing, accessing and using data. Under this new legislation there is also a requirement to maintain documented evidence of your awareness and governance..
Schools ICT have the following online safety documentation available:
Office 365 is more than just email. Office 365 is a suite of cloud products offered by Microsoft designed to improve collaboration and productivity. Because all of the data associated with your account is stored in the clould, it means instead of hosting all your school data being stored on a server in school, it is stored in one of Microsofts data centers and can be accessed from anywhere on any device with an internet connection.
One of the advantages of using Office 365 is that it includes Office Online which consists of lighter versions of the full Windows desktop Office applications with fewer of the functions, but they do give you access to everything you will need to work
- Work on your Office Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, PowerPoint presentations and OneNote workbooks anywhere you have internet access
- Share Office files with other Office 365 users
If you are an academy, confederated school or are looking at these options, selecting how to move forward with your website can be confusing. The easiest way to select the best option is to consider the content of your potential website/s. Will the content be ..