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Is your website secure?
This week has seen another school website "hacked" (taken offline and replaced with religious/ political propaganda) at this moment in time we do not know how this has happened as Schools ICT do not manage this specific web site. Normally this type of attack happens when old versions of software are used, or there is a lack of security and software maintenance, where servers are not kept up to date and web design software is not updated and maintained.
Your School website is your portal to the internet community and it is vital that you or your supplier maintain the software with security and update packages.
If you require support or guidance with the following don't hesitate to contact Schools ICT Cirrus Web Team on 01609 536086 option 1
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Last updated: 20-07-2017
The Department for Education has issued advice for schools on cloud software services and the Data Protection Act.
The advice “outlines how schools need to consider data security when moving services and sensitive information to the internet-based facilities of cloud computing”, the DfE said.
Latest Comment from NYNET
There is currently a major internet outage in the Birstall data centre affecting the vast majority of internet traffic from NYnet customers. Phoenix acknowledge there is a problem within their core network and are urgently investigating. We have no further information at this stage but will update you as we know more.
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NYnet are still experiencing issue’s with some of the Bonded aDSL attached sites.
NYnet have stabilised this to some 15 schools and 1 Yorkshire dales park site (out of a total of 54 Bonded aDSL sites on the network).
NYnet are working to bring these sites back online, this is taking longer than expected as they are trying not to affect the current connected and working sites.
We will keep this feed as up to date as possible until resolution.
12th November 2014
We are seeing an issue with NYnet Bonded aDSL connected sites.
At the moment we believe that this issue is related to a central server in the data centre at NYnet and we are working on this.
As soon as we have any more information we will update you.
We apologise for the inconvenience that this will cause.
Schools ICT Help Desk
18/11/2013 - 15:10
The Extranet UAG Portal is currently unavailable for those people who access it using an on-demand token. This means that you will not receive the email providing the new token details.
We are currently investigating this issue together with the 3rd party supplier. We apologise for any inconvenience this has caused and will provide further updates when available.
Admissions - Groups and ATF's
Please find below the instructions on how to create an Admission Group for your new applicants and how to import the ATF containing these applicants into your SIMS database.
Update from MDNX to say that they have resolved the problem. Sites appear to have been stable for about 2 hours.
The service will continue to be monitored over the course of the next day or so.
MDNX (ADSL supplier) advise that they have a core network issue and work is continuing to resolve. We are hoping for a further update around 1pm.
This is an external issue which is being investigated by NYNET at the highest priority.
We apologise for any inconvenience this has caused and will provide further updates when available.