Welcome to our latest In Brief newsletter.

With the end of the year fast approaching, we wanted to share the latest updates from N4L.

In this edition, In Brief visit a rural Northland kura to hear what they think about their new satellite connection. Find out the best tips for keeping safe around emails in our latest blog about Email Protection, and see what our good friends over at CERT NZ, Grok Academy and the Ministry of Education have been up to lately.

Heads up

Enhancing your level of email security
Our Email Protection solution is available to help protect schools and kura from an increasing number of email-based cyber threats. It builds on your existing Microsoft or Google email service by adding an additional layer of security to block malicious emails before they enter school inboxes. In Term 3 alone, this advanced email protection platform blocked nearly 153 million unsafe emails from reaching schools and kura across the motu. It’s fully funded and easy to set up, and you can find out all the benefits here.

Reminder
Helping schools manage cybersecurity vulnerabilities
As part of our Cybersecurity services, we carry out regular scans of the network to see what might be accessible on the internet and if there are any potential security risks to schools or kura. If we discover a potential vulnerability at your school, we’ll be in touch and can assist you or your IT provider with remediation or mitigation of the risk. This will help reduce the risk of your school’s network being exploited. You can learn more about our Cybersecurity services below.
Find out more

Having printing issues?
If your school has been experiencing any printing issues, check out this troubleshooting guide our engineers have come up with. It includes recommended approaches to help support your school.
See the guide here

Top tips for keeping safe around emails

In the latest blog, we share top tips and info about our advanced Email Protection service

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Bringing the world to the most remote kura with satellite technology

Reno Skipper, principal of a rural Northland kura, shares his story of how satellite internet has been life-changing for their ākonga

Child and principal using satellite internet in the classroom
Meet Nige! Our Regional Director for the South Island.

Nige leads our fantastic team of South Island Relationship Managers. Find out why he chose to work for N4L, and his answer to the age old question; cheese roll or sausage roll?

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Supporting Cyber Smart Week 2023

Recently our friends at CERT NZ ran their annual Cyber Smart Week. This year’s campaign focused on the real impact that scams can have on New Zealanders, sharing some tips on how you can stay safer online. You can find resources and more information about it here.

Big congratulations to the Ministry of Education and Grok Academy!

Well done to the Ministry of Education (Ministry) and Grok Academy, who’ve both recently won awards. The Ministry won Project/Awareness Initiative of the Year at the 2023 iSANZ Awards for their work in cybersecurity, for which we are a key delivery partner around initiatives such as Email Protection and our Security Operations Centre. Meanwhile, Grok Academy’s Cyber Skills Aotearoa (for which N4L is an industry sponsor) has taken out the award for Best Program for Young Individuals in Security at the Women In Security Awards. A fantastic achievement by both!

3.5B Unsafe Websites Blocked

 An attempt on the network to send users to malicious websites.

44.7 M Security Threats Blocked 

An attempt to access a website that’s been blocked based on the category the website is associated with.

15.2 PB Website Data Used

This is the total amount of data (in petabytes) used by schools across NZ throughout the term (for context, a normal website is roughly 3 megabytes).

The above statistics are for Term 3, 2023

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