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Email security update for schools

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It has been brought to our attention that we have had a couple of instances where a rule has been set up within Microsoft Outlook email client to forward all emails to a different email address.

We believe this may have come via a link that someone in the school has inadvertently clicked on within an email sent to them.

Important note: Never enter your Office 365 details from a link you have been sent.

Below is some useful guides for your to downloads.

Removing unwanted Microsoft Outlook rules

Outlook Desktop version guide ➝ Outlook Online version guide ➝


Please check that you do not have any rules set up you are not aware of within your Microsoft Outlook. If you do discover anything you haven’t set up please contact the ICT Service Desk on 0345 222 1551 • Option 1


NEW Training Schoolz Module

NEW Training Schoolz Module

Do you need a simple, fast and effective way to make sure your staffs training is kept up to date?

Please view our recent blog for further details of how we can help you with this.

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Is your school having a summer technology clear out?

Is your school having a summer technology clear out?

As July arrives, a reminder to schools that SBS can provide a convenient, cost-effective School Asset Disposal service.

Ideal for spring cleaning around the Easter holidays or the upcoming summer break, asset disposal is an important housekeeping task for schools that need to clear out unused electrical items in a responsible, compliant manner.

Read our recent blog for further details.

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Schools receiving generic terrorism hoax email

Schools receiving generic terrorism hoax email

Please be advised that schools have received emails today claiming that there is a student onsite with a bomb and are demanding $5,000.

We have contacted the anti-terrorism unit and they are treating this as a generic hoax as hundreds of schools have received the same email. They are not recommending schools evacuate.

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Safer Internet Day 2018

Safer Internet Day 2018

Today is Safer Internet Day 2018 and this year’s theme is “Create, Connect and Share Respect: A better internet starts with you”

This blog outlines the latest research commissioned by the UK Safer Internet Centre, provides useful web links for schools and we reveal our recommended eSafety product for education…

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Phishing email warning for schools

Phishing email warning for schools

We have had reports of school staff receiving phishing emails from senders posing as colleagues.

This blog outlines the activity that has been reported, what schools should do and provides additional resources to keep staff informed on the issue.

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Introducing Schools Broadband

Introducing Schools Broadband

We are proud to announce our partnership with Schools Broadband to provide a comprehensive internet service for schools.

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Advice for schools on the Ransomware crisis

Advice for schools on the Ransomware crisis

Following the recent NHS Ransomware crisis, as well as many other organisations being impacted, we feel it is important to send out an update on this subject.

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Update – Schools receive phishing emails posing as headteachers

Following on from our blog last month about schools receiving Vishing (‘Voice phishing’) phone calls from fraudsters posing as ‘Department of Education’ officials, please be aware that school staff are receiving phishing emails posing as headteachers that request payment transfers. What activity has been reported? A member of staff (such as the School Business Manager) […]

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The importance of school server room maintenance

Server rooms are important areas of schools that require regular maintenance. School server room maintenance helps to retain ICT performance, conserve the condition of your equipment and minimise the impact of disasters. Server rooms house a wealth of electrical equipment which generates a significant amount of heat. As a result they can be the origin […]

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