Cyber Security

It’s paramount that schools provide a safe learning environment for pupils. This extends beyond the classroom environment to your IT & cyber security.

In today’s technology-driven world, breaches are commonplace. Malware, phishing, social engineering, data theft – the list of risks and attack vectors are endless. Schools must be prepared for when – not if – an attack is mounted. The consequences of a breach are far-reaching and, especially where children are concerned, can be devastating.


RivaNET ensure that you and your leadership team are assured of a robust cyber security strategy and proven approach that supports effective safeguarding, whilst ensuring that personal data and ultimately the reputation of the school, pupils and staff are protected. To read in detail about all the services we can offer you and your school, take a look at our brochure.

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Security Audit

Minimising risk of financial loss, disruption or damage to the reputation of your school arising from the breach or failure of its IT systems.

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Vulnerability & Penetration Testing

Providing your school with a complete vulnerability analysis. Together, penetration testing and vulnerability assessment tools provide a detailed picture of the flaws that exist and associated risks.

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Firewalls & Web Filtering

Firewalls are the cornerstone of cyber defence for your schools network, and should be combined with intelligent web filtering for eSafety and Cyberbullying protection with network monitoring.

Email & Malware Protection

Reducing the risk of viruses, malware and phishing with advanced secure email for schools, as well as powerful spam-fighting techniques and technologies providing a managed and highly secure email infrastructure.

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Endpoint & Antivirus Security

Protecting devices attached to your school network as well as remote devices such as laptops and mobiles. Individual devices remain secure and free from attack by a wide variety of malicious intrusions including include browser hijackers, ransomware, trojan horses, worms and spyware.

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Disaster Recovery & Back-Up

Providing an immediate response and action plan with clearly defined roles and responsibilities for any incident, to recover, remediate and restore systems quickly and urgently ensure continuity and security

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Proactive Response & Monitoring

Proactive monitoring and response services delivered from our Security Operations Centre (SOC) include: Cyber Security Monitoring, Proactive Support, CCTV and Access Control Monitoring

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Plan Beyond a Breach

RivaNET provide technology and managed services that facilitate learning whilst safeguarding pupils, staff and the institution from cyber attacks and network intrusion.

It is not enough to focus solely on preventing an attack. In the event of a security incident, you must understand the full extent of the breach and quantify exactly what data has been compromised. Pro-active remediation plans must be in place to contain and isolate affected systems, eradicate the root cause and affect a full recovery of data and software from clean back-up files.

Secure Perimeters

Delivering the latest firewall, filtering, endpoint and antivirus security, providing network and data protection

Threat Management

We work with you to audit, test and monitor your cyber defences, underpinned with robust response services.

Disaster Recovery

Ensuring school IT systems are swiftly and fully restored following an incident to maintain continuity and security.

Cyber Security

How secure are your pupils and your school?

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