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Protecting the UK’s universities during the COVID crisis and beyond

by Lee Carass

The UK’s higher education sector is one of the country’s most prized assets. Its universities are among the world’s leading academic institutions and also play a major role in creating the skills, research and IP needed to drive the economy forward. But as major hubs of people and sensitive data, universities also represent a major target for attackers. 

Whether they’re aimed at causing damaging ransomware-related outages, tricking finance teams into wiring funds abroad, stealing staff and student data, or lifting sensitive research, these cyber-threats represent a serious financial and reputational risk to the sector. In a new era of COVID-19, where many universities will be expecting significantly reduced student numbers and income, there’s more pressure than ever to keep such threats at bay.

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Driving Cyber Awareness in Education at UCISA Leadership Conference

by Martin Vlok

An estimated 2.5 million staff and students work in the UK’s universities, with many more in further education. That’s a lot of potential targets for ransomware, phishing and other cyber-threats. That’s why we’re proud to be sponsoring this year’s UCISA19 Leadership Conference later this month.

UCISA is helping to transform the education sector through digital change. We believe effective cybersecurity must be an intrinsic part of this. Continue reading