TechForce Strengthen Security at St Leonards School

TechForce Strengthen Security at St Leonards School

Client Overview: St Leonards School, based in the historic university town of St Andrews, is one of the UK's premier independent schools. Offering exceptional boarding and day education for boys and girls aged 5-18, St Leonards is distinguished as the first International Baccalaureate (IB) continuum school in Scotland and one of only two in the UK, delivering the globally-recognised curriculum from Year 1 to Year 13.

Challenge: In an era where cybersecurity is paramount, St Leonards School recognised the need to fortify its digital defences. To ensure the utmost protection of sensitive data for pupils and their guardians, St Leonards sought the expertise of TechForce Cyber.

Solution: Cyber Essentials Plus Certification TechForce Cyber proposed a comprehensive solution: the implementation of Cyber Essentials Plus, an advanced version of the "Cyber Essentials Verified Self-Assessment." This involved an in-depth audit of St Leonards' IT systems by TechForce Cyber's highly trained assessors. The objective was to confirm the implementation of all controls outlined in Cyber Essentials, thereby publicly declaring that the organisation met baseline security standards.


Key Elements of Cyber Essentials Plus Audit:

  1. Device Configuration Audit
  2. Vulnerability Scan
  3. External Port Scan
  4. Email/Browser Test
  5. Evidence Collection

Collaboration and Testimonial: Calum Race, Head of IT at St Leonards School, collaborated closely with the TechForce Cyber Team throughout the process. His expertise and cooperation were instrumental in the successful completion of the Cyber Essentials Plus certification.

Jai Aenugu, Founder and CEO of TechForce Cyber, expressed enthusiasm about the collaboration, emphasising the importance of protecting data in an educational environment. Aenugu highlighted the significance of safeguarding pupils' and guardians' information, making the project particularly rewarding.

Results and Future Outlook: On successful completion of the Cyber Essentials Plus certification, St Leonards School received a valid certificate for 12 months, showcasing their commitment to cybersecurity.

This collaboration not only enhanced St Leonards' cybersecurity posture but also demonstrated a proactive approach towards safeguarding the digital assets of an esteemed educational institution. TechForce Cyber remains dedicated to supporting organisations in their cybersecurity endeavours, contributing to a safer digital landscape.

“Working with TechForce Cyber has been a game-changer for us at St Leonards School. As the Head of IT, I'm constantly seeking topnotch solutions to enhance our cybersecurity, and TechForce Cyber exceeded my expectations. Their expertise in achieving Cyber Essentials Plus certification was not only impressive but seamless. The team demonstrated an unparalleled understanding of our school's unique IT landscape and tailored their approach accordingly. TechForce Cyber is not just a service provider; they are true partners in strengthening our digital defences. I highly endorse their professionalism, efficiency, and commitment to building cybersecurity standards."

- Calum Race, Head of IT Services, St Leonards School


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