Safeguarding News, Articles and Updates

Big data, not Big Brother: context tackles safeguarding in education IT

What is needed for online use analysis in safeguarding is context, and it's here that big data analytics and machine learning can help educators correlate activity with what we might know about the individuals engaging in it.

10-year-olds break safety rules set by parents to hide cyber-lives

Forty-two percent of 10-year-olds believe they have the skills to hide what they've been doing online from parents. By age 13, this figure rises to 70 percent.

48% of UK businesses fail to back up company data at least once a day

One in five medium to-large businesses in the UK don't have a plan of action in place in case of a ransomware attack. Almost half (48 percent) of British businesses are failing to back up their company data at least once a day.

The Ransomware threat: How companies can better protect themselves

Kevin Foster's advice for actions that companies can take to protect themselves against ransomware may be considered basic - from ensuring back-ups to not clicking on links - but they are actions that many neglect to take.

Two in a thousand people 'view child sexual abuse images at work'

NetClean's CEO calls on workplaces to be on lookout for child sexual abuse imagery on work computers as the children's commissioner for England publishes her report which says only one in eight cases are reported.

31% of UK workers feel defiled by data theft over home intrusion

New research by Citrix reveals that nearly 31 percent of workers in the UK would feel more violated if files were stolen from their computer than if intruders broke into their home.