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Top 10 Ransomware Attacks in 2020 / Le top 10 des attaques par rançongiciel en 2020

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***Version française au bas de la page*** Since the beginning of 2020, one source has reported that there have been more than 445 million cyberattacks, which is double the reported attacks in 2019. As we have come to understand, cyber criminals are always lurking around the corner to take advantage of others for their own personal gain.  So, it should not…

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Happy Holidays from the OSBIE Team / Joyeuses Fêtes de toute l’équipe de l’OSBIE

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***Version française au bas de la page*** Whatever is beautiful.  Whatever is meaningful. Whatever brings you happiness. May it be yours this holiday season and throughout the coming year. Wishing you and yours a happy holiday season and health and happiness in the new year! Thank you for your commitment to Risk Management and for your loyalty and friendship. Our…

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How to help protect your school over the holidays / Comment protéger votre école pendant les Fêtes

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***Version française au bas de la page*** The countdown to the winter break is on! It’s hard to say what the weather forecast has in store for us over the next month. Normally, we do see an increase in property claims over the winter break due to unexpected and extreme cold snaps. We also see claims as a result of…

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OSBIE’s RM Seminar – Session Recordings Available / Enregistrements de séances disponibles

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Last week OSBIE hosted our first Virtual Risk Management Seminar which attracted representation from 87% of the membership with 1,146 session registrations. We’re thrilled with this result and want to thank everyone who attended and participated. We’re pleased to announce the winners of the Session Participation Draws: Amanda S. – Thames Valley DSB Sandra L. – Ottawa-Carleton DSB Connie O….

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Electronic signatures / Signature électronique

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***Version française au bas de la page*** With online learning becoming more common, as well as the move to online platforms to exchange information, school boards have asked OSBIE about the validity and reliability of electronic signatures as an alternative to pen and paper signatures. What is an electronic signature? Electronic signatures and contracts in Ontario are governed by the…

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OSBIE’s Virtual RM Seminar is Next Week – Register NOW! / Séminaire virtuelle sur la gestion des risques

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***Version française au bas de la page*** WHEN? NEXT WEEK: November 2 – 6, 2020. We have over 960 session registrants with space for plenty more! Please share the OSBIE seminar details with anyone at your school board who may wish to attend. WHAT TO EXPECT? Various webinars throughout the week on school board risk management focused sessions for respective…

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COVID-19 phishing scam – October is Cyber Safety Awareness Month! / Attaque par hameçonnage pendant la pandémie de COVID 19 – Octobre est le mois de la sensibilisation à la cybersécurité!

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***Version française au bas de la page*** OSBIE would like to extend our thanks to the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board for providing this important message. The topic is fitting since October is Cyber Security Awareness month! Recently, an Ontario organization within the Public Sector was impacted through the distribution of a phishing message with the subject line, “Re: COVID-19…

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COVID-19 Considerations for Physical Education / COVID‑19 Considérations relatives à l’éducation physique

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***Version française en bas de la page*** One important resource we direct our members to is the Ontario Physical Activity Standards in Education (OPASSE), managed by Ophea. To increase risk awareness and promote best practices for schools during the COVID-19 pandemic we wanted to share the following supplemental information that Ophea has developed: COVID-19 Considerations for Physical Education This information…

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OSBIE’s Virtual Risk Management Seminar – Register NOW!/ Séminaire virtuelle sur la gestion des risques

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***Version française en bas de la page*** WHAT TO EXPECT? Various webinars throughout the week of November 2 – 6, 2020 offering school board risk management focused sessions for respective school board employee groups. ALL sessions are offered at no charge for OSBIE Members. WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Principals, Vice Principals, Human Resources, Health & Safety, Facilities and Operations Management, Purchasing…

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Supervision Considerations during COVID-19 / Considérations relatives à la surveillance pendant la COVID‑19

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***Version française en bas de la page*** There are lots of changes this year. Staff and students have much to learn and put into practice on how to navigate our new school environment, along with a continued responsibility to provide adequate supervision. Courts have defined ”adequate supervision” as a product of many variables and can be provided by school board…

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