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Aon’s 2020 Independent Schools Risk Report is produced in consultation with schools’ industry specialists and risk analysts. The report provides a snapshot of the complex, dynamic and unique risk environment that independent schools operate in, along with expert commentary, trends, and insights.

This year, we identified that Building Better Resilience against disruptive events was instrumental in the longevity of Australian schools. Across every aspect of the business community, this triumvirate of emergencies has revealed vulnerabilities in the preparedness of many organisations to protect their people and operations during a crisis.

Building Better Resilience by 2021

Aon has compiled a series of webinars based on the top risks identified by the 2020 Independent Schools Risk Report:

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  • Cyber Threats: Privacy and Data Breach
  • Student and Staff Safety and Wellbeing
  • Attracting and Retaining Talent
  • School Governance and Changes to Legislation
  • Brand and Reputation

Given the importance of maintaining a robust and secure technology environment, it’s not surprising that cyber-attacks, privacy breaches, and IT systems failure, are ranked amongst the key risk concerns for school leadership teams. While such incidents have the potential to impact many different aspects of a school’s operation, and may compromise the safety and privacy of staff, students, and their parents, they can also lead to significant brand and reputation damage.

Despite this, 24% of schools surveyed in Aon’s 2020 Risk Survey are either: still in the process of developing a plan to implement preventative measures around cyber security and control; believe that such security is not a major concern; or don’t have such plans in place.

In this free webinar, we explore the key findings of our 2020 Risk Survey regarding a school’s exposure to Cyber-related risk. Our team will provide you with valuable insight on how to build better resilience against cyber-attacks.

Read Aon's 2020 Independent Schools Risk Report

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Lynette Walsh

Lynette Walsh

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