How to ensure you are communicating securely with a website

How to ensure you are communicating securely with a website

We all want to be confident that the websites we use for online services like social networks, instant messaging, online banking and shopping offer security protection to safeguard our data. One of the most widely-used forms of protection is Transport Layer Security...
The latest N4L IN BRIEF blog

The latest N4L IN BRIEF blog

Welcome to the latest edition of the In Brief blog. We’re here to bring you all the latest information and updates from the N4L team. Despite the challenges of lockdown, the team has been working hard with schools, the Ministry and our panel members to continue the...
Understanding Multi-Factor Authentication

Understanding Multi-Factor Authentication

 written by Bill Bennett Passwords are one way schools can keep unwelcome visitors away from online accounts. Multi-factor authentication, or MFA, gives a higher level of protection. It is the best way to be certain the right person gets access to an account. When we...
Understanding & Managing DDoS Attacks

Understanding & Managing DDoS Attacks

Here at N4L we aim to ensure connections are working as best as possible for all schools using the Managed Network. However, events can happen that disrupt the network. These events range from hardware failures (e.g. power cuts in specific geographic areas) or fibre...
How does N4L help protect schools against ransomware?

How does N4L help protect schools against ransomware?

Ransomware can cause mass disruption for schools as we saw with the Kaseya security incident in July of this year.  Once ransomware infects a device, the virus can quickly spread to other devices connected to the network. It can get into your computer in the same way...
Gavin Costello featured in CIO50 2021

Gavin Costello featured in CIO50 2021

N4L’s Gavin Costello has been named among the country’s most respected IT leaders and innovators, featuring in 12th position in the CIO50 for 2021. The list recognises the top 50 senior technology executives who are driving innovation and influencing rapid change...