NEW for January 2023: cybersecurity state of the nation snapshot reports

In May 2022, 805 schools from across the United Kingdom took part in the second nationwide audit of cybersecurity in schools. The audit was run in partnership between the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC, part of GCHQ) and LGfL - the findings and analysis are now available below.

The reports below outline the threats facing schools today, the measures that are in place (or not!), how effective they are and how quickly schools have recovered from cyber-incidents. The second LGfL report includes further guidance and analysis from our experts and international partners, with next steps to strengthen protections across a sector, which is being increasingly being targetted.

The findings - two key reports


Thanks to all those who took part to help shape the UK's response to the threats schools face and help us equip you to meet your training needs. We would love to hear what you think of the reports and how you are using them to help keep your school secure.

What should schools do next?

Please check out the reports for a raft of tips to improve your cyber-hygiene today and for the future. But what other support is available?

From NCSC:

From LGfL


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2019 report archive

If you would like to find out more about the first NCSC-LGfL audit which took place in 2019, the reports can be found below: