Bloxx enable Loughborough Endowed Schools to achieve the highest level of e-safety standards

Posted by Megan McCafferty / 30 October 2015

Based in Loughborough, Leicestershire Loughborough Endowed Schools attract over 2,100 students and 600 staff. The schools are at the cutting edge of technological innovations but were experiencing limited throughput with their previous web filter. This was restraining their plans to introduce an ambitious 1:1 rollout of tablet computers for all teachers and staff.

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Bloxx delighted to be associate members of the UK Council for Child Internet Safety (UKCCIS)

Posted by Megan McCafferty / 27 October 2015

Bloxx is delighted to announce that we are officially associate members of the UK Council for Child Internet Safety (UKCCIS).

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The Prevent Duty Guidance: What do you need to look for in a Web Filter?

Posted by Jim Black / 26 October 2015

In part one of this blog post I explained what the Prevent Duty, covering that with regards to web filtering the key points of the Prevent and Web Filtering is that schools should have appropriate levels of filtering and other specified bodies such as colleges and universities should consider filtering in their overall strategy.

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Facebook to flag when nation states try to access accounts

Posted by Megan McCafferty / 22 October 2015

Facebook has announced that it will now notify users if they believe their account has been targeted or compromised by a nation-state attack.

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Crash tackle unproductive web browsing with Bloxx

Posted by Megan McCafferty / 21 October 2015

The home nations are sadly out but with the semi-finals and final coming up have you thought about how much time may be wasted by employees browsing the latest Rugby World Cup scores? Or angry Scottish fans persistently googling the infamous referee Craig Joubert?

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Knowing your IT Security risks: Social Media & BYOD

Posted by Megan McCafferty / 20 October 2015

Technology moves fast and with technology interlinked more than ever within education, we need to keep up! With this in mind, Bloxx designed an education survey alongside publication and leading thinkers, Education Technology, helping the sector gain insight into IT security. From the risks they face to where and how, these can be minimised - the survey aims to identify where progress has been made over the last year and where the crucial IT Security efforts should be in 2016.

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Bloxx safeguards 25,000 students at Worcester Public Schools

Posted by Eilidh Curtis / 19 October 2015

As the 3rd largest school district, with over 25,000 students spread across 50 different locations the Chief Technology Officer at Worcester Public Schools, Bob Walton, understands more than most the challenges faced when in the market for a content filtering solution. There are numerous things to consider when scoping requirements for a web filter, by preparing these with careful consideration you can prevent a host of headaches post-deployment.

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The CIA Triad and New Security Challenges

Posted by Megan McCafferty / 14 October 2015

Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability, AKA the CIA triad, has long been known as a model used to guide security policies within an organisation. But with security risks ever growing, does the CIA triad provide a sustainable model which can continue to address the security challenges of the future?

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Bloxx to attend MassCUE Annual Technology Conference 2015

Posted by Eilidh Curtis / 14 October 2015

Bloxx are thrilled to announce our attendance at the 2015 Massachusetts Computer Using Educators and Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents Annual Technology Conference (AKA. MassCUE / M.A.S.S). You will find the Bloxx team at Booth #326 ready and waiting to answer all your eSafety, filtering or general education IT security questions. Our filtering experts will also be on hand to provide live demonstrations of our solution in action.

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Bloxx to present at the 4th International Conference on Cyber Security

Posted by Megan McCafferty / 13 October 2015

This Friday, the 4th International Conference on Cyber Security and Education will be held at Tulliallan Castle and Bloxx are thrilled to be involved.

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