The Log4j vulnerability and supply chain security

Author: Jon Hunt, Cyber security service delivery manager The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) describes the seriousness of the recently identified Log4j vulnerability very succinctly:  “Last week, a vulnerability was found in Log4j, an open-source logging library commonly used by apps and services across the internet. If left unfixed, attackers can break into systems, steal […]


Expert support to gain Cyber Essentials certification

Author: Tracy Matthews, cyber security assessment manager, Jisc Expert support to gain cyber essentials certification Jisc’s Cyber Essentials service is a trusted way to obtain and renew your cyber essentials certificate. Cyber Essentials is a government-backed certification that will help your organisation provide protection against the most common cyber attacks. Give your stakeholders confidence in […]

Implementing multifactor authentication (MFA) for students at NCG

By Hannah Marshall, Director of Information and Data Services at NCG On Thursday 30th September NCG implemented MFA on Microsoft 365 for all students, no exceptions. You might think why not a phased rollout? With over 40,000 student accounts in our Microsoft Tenancy across our seven colleges we simply couldn’t resource a phased rollout, and to […]

The future of your cyber security incident response team

Author: David Batho, Head of Incident Response Formerly known as Janet CSIRT, exciting new changes are underway. The cyber landscape is changing, and so has our purpose as an incident response team. Ransomware and phishing attacks are significant threats to education. Therefore, we need to be proactive, partner with our members and provide accurate and […]

Tips on Zoom safety

The Janet Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT) would like to bring to your attention some recent reports in relation to Online Video Conferencing Platforms we have seen. Due to the restrictions related to Covid-19, the use of online video conferencing has seen a significant increase and understandably, organisations are trying to facilitate as many […]