Preventing Ransomware Attacks in Education – The Virtue Cybersecurity Roadshow


Virtue, in partnership with Sophos, are running Cyber Education Roadshows for West Cheshire Network & Business Managers. You will find industry experts and thought leaders to gather and share insights, strategies, and best practices. This is a series of meetings to enhance your knowledge and fortify your organisation’s defences against cyber threats.

We explore four themes during the Virtue Cybersecurity Roadshow:

• Session 1: Dangers of ransomware in Education
• Session 2: Security Layers and Locking Your Doors
• Session 3: Security Road Mapping and MDR
• Session 4: Security Best Practice and Next Steps

This is a unique opportunity to explore the latest trends, network with fellow professionals, and engage in discussions about safeguarding your school.


Session 1: Thursday 12th October 2023
Session 2: Thursday 9th November 2023
Session 3: Thursday 14th December 2023
Session 4: Thursday 18th January 2024


8.30am until 1.30pm
The session will include breakfast and lunch for all delegates.


MacDonald Portal Hotel Golf & Spa, Cobblers Cross Ln, Tarporley, CW6 0DJ


Session 1 – Thursday 12th October 2023 – Dangers of ransomware in Education:

  • Welcome from our ambassador, David Curry, Headteacher at Bishop Heber High
  • Introduction to Virtue’s CEO and our experience on the front-line Tracy Findell
  • Sophos presentation on Cyber Security
  • Case studies
  • Roundtables

Session 2 – Thursday 9th November 2023 – Security Layers and Locking Your Doors:

  • Virtue: ‘Locking your doors’ and ransomware prevention
  • Sophos: Security hygiene
  • Roundtable discussions

Session 3 – Thursday 14th December 2023 – Security Road Mapping and MDR:

  • Virtue: Cloud security & IT strategy road mapping
  • Sophos: How we’re here to help, case study examples
  • Case studies: Bishop Heber – How ransomware affected teaching & learning
  • Roundtables discussions

Session 4 Thursday 18th January: Security Best Practice & Next Steps

  • High-level recap: ransomware, security best practises
  • Culture of security
  • Education and social engineering
  • User training
  • Virtue presentation: Virtue Security Review and Estate Discovery
  • Roundtable discussion

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