This Modern Governor Core Skills module offers guidance on a variety of topics related to IT Security. Its aim is to help those in governance understand why this is an important issue, to inform resourcing and budgeting decisions and ensure that appropriate policies are in place.

Modern organisations, including schools, are at risk of increasingly sophisticated attacks on their IT systems and in this module, we’ll investigate the different types of information, the relevant legislation, why passwords are important and best practice when using the internet and email. We’ll also explore where to store electronic information and the issue of viruses and other malicious software and mobile computing.