Cyber Security

As schools have been incorporating more technology into classrooms, more so recently with distance learning, information security will become increasingly vital.  Schools and Multi Academy Trusts (MAT’s) hold large volumes of detailed records, making them… More »

Apache – Multiple Unpatched Apache Vulnerabilities

A large number of Apache web server vulnerabilities appear to be present across the education sector; based on intelligence from multiple sources. Some of the vulnerabilities were disclosed back in 2011, and some have Critical… More »

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VMWare – vCenter Server remote code execution – CVE-2021-21985

The following Advisory has been published: CVE-2021-21985 – Critical 9.8: VMware vCenter Server remote code execution Summary: VMware has issued patches for a Remote Code Execution (RCE) vulnerability in vCenter Server (CVE-2021-21985), with a CVSSv3… More »

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E-Safety Resources

Being online is an integral part of children and young people’s lives.  Social media, online gaming websites and apps can be accessed through mobile phones, computers, laptops and tablets.  All of which form a part… More »

Critical vulnerabilities affect Microsoft Exchange Server – Action Recommended

On April 13, 2021, Microsoft published security updates to address four critical remote code execution vulnerabilities that impact Exchange Servers 2013, 2016, and 2019. Online Exchange environments are not affected. The following CVEs have been… More »

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emPSN and Lincolnshire County Council (LCC) – A working partnership

emPSN and LCC have been working together for over 20 years, supporting schools across Lincolnshire in accessing fast, safe and secure, and reliable Internet connectivity and IT services. Lincolnshire County Council is an owner of emPSN. emPSN, a not-for-profit Company, here for the public good, supporting Lincolnshire and other schools in… More »

Systems vulnerable to exploitation

To reduce the impact of a successful compromise, should one occur, you are strongly advised to review your authoritative DNS setup ASAP: If using off site secondary nameservers, ensure that those secondaries have an up-to-date… More »

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New Books from Listening Books

All of our schools that are connected to the emPSN network, have free access to Listening books which is updated on a monthly basis. Below are the newest titles available to schools this month, with… More »

Exploitation of Microsoft Exchange Server vulnerabilities – Action Recommended

On March 1, 2021, one of our security partners observed China Chopper web shell alerts triggered from multiple customer environments. Analysis revealed that the activity exploited Microsoft Exchange Server vulnerabilities. On March 2, Microsoft confirmed… More »

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