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Further Education: Cybercrime

Question for Department for Education

UIN 166080, tabled on 19 July 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that colleges remain sufficiently protected from cyber-attack should any college choose to opt out of the forthcoming Jisc subscription.

Answered on

24 July 2018

At present further education colleges benefit from the high quality of cyber-security offered through Jisc. Once subscriptions are introduced, we will continue to provide grant funding to cover the bulk of Jisc’s costs, including cyber-security. Any college who chooses to opt out from using Jisc services will need to ensure they have an appropriate level of cyber-security in place in order to safeguard their systems, staff and learners.

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