Cyber security

Building solid cyber practice and culture together

Defend as one

The cyber security threat landscape is always evolving, and attacks are becoming more prevalent and sophisticated.

Join the ‘defend as one’ campaign to receive personalised instructions on the next steps you can take to improve your organisation’s security posture.

You’ll be joining members from across higher and further education in a common cause - to build robust defences across the sector and strengthen your organisation’s cyber security posture.

Security conference 2023

Join us from 21 to 23 November as we defend as one to secure an open, resilient, digital future

Book your ticket today

How we support members

These three core services which are included as part of your Jisc membership will provide you with advanced protection to maintain a safe digital environment.

  • Janet Network resolver
    By using RPZ feeds, you can mitigate the risk of users' web requests being directed to known compromised or dangerous websites.
  • Network time protocol
    Maintain a consistent time across your infrastructure to ensure accurate logging and auditing on devices, accurate time-based events and other benefits.
  • Primary nameserver service
    Reliable and resilient, this service holds the primary source of domain name information for Janet Network connected organisations, ensuring continuous visibility of web presence and email.

Monitor your network activity

Gain insight into your network security threats, view DDoS mitigation data and have seamless access to security services.

Visit the cyber security portal

Join the cyber security community group

A trusted community that helps Jisc members increase their security posture.

Sign up to the community to join the discussion.

Gain a Cyber Essentials certificate

Cyber Essentials is a government-backed scheme that helps give peace of mind that you’ve put essential security protections in place. It is critical for both reputation and compliance.

About Cyber Essentials

Useful resources

Gauging how the UK education and research sectors are dealing with the evolving threat of cyber attacks.

The impact of cyber security incidents on the UK's further and higher education and research sectors.

16 questions you need to ask to help you strengthen your position.

Matthew Cranfield, head of IT at Croydon College discusses their journey through Cyber Essentials certification.


Opportunities to build your security awareness

Test your infrastructure, policies and procedures with a realistic simulated incident.

Have your Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus questions answered.

Learn how to test a computer system, network or web application to find security vulnerabilities.

An easy route to procurement

We are an approved supplier on the Crown Commercial Service dynamic purchasing system (DPS). This provides a simple and trusted way for public sector buyers and our members to procure Jisc cyber security services.

Jisc is now offering security and additional cloud services via the G-Cloud 13 procurement framework.

Find out more on the Crown Commercial Service website.

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Contact us

Not a Jisc member or customer?

Get in touch to find out how we can help you with your cyber security needs.