It is understandable that many agencies focus on their core safeguarding principles to provide safe and caring homes for vulnerable young people; sometimes cyber and data issues are assumed to be adequate as someone is responsible for them.

What happens when there’s a data breach, a subject access request going back 20 years, a ransomware attack or a complaint from a data subject? The loss of a laptop or phone could mean the loss of personal information if you are not protected by cyber controls. Would your senior management team know what questions to ask?

Guardian Saints recently ran seminars looking at Cyber Essentials certification requirements and one of our key takeaways was that some attendees had a significant knowledge gap in cyber security and data protection basics.

No one knows everything, and no one can be expected to be an expert in fields outside their experience, but when running a business that relies on data and supporting technologies, it pays to have a basic understanding of the technology risks your agency faces.

Aimed at all levels, Guardian Saints in association with NAFP are designing a new seminar to help admin staff, compliance officers, senior managers and directors understand cyber security basics, but we need your help. We don’t know what you don’t know! So if you need to know what a router does, why strong passwords are important, what MFA means or why you keep having to update your pc and your phone – then join our jargon busting seminar and find out.

To make sure we hit the right note, we have provided a very short survey so that we can
understand the needs of interested agencies, please take a few moments to complete it.

Guardian Saints is a not for profit community interest company founded in 2014 by two parents and a foster carer all with successful careers in cyber security, data protection and compliance within the corporate sector

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