Defending universities against ransomware with cloud backups

As the back-to-school season rapidly approaches, prepping for cybersecurity threats and particularly ransomware should be at the top of the to-do list for any university IT departments. According to recent research, from 2019 to 2020 the number of ransomware attacks US universities faced increased by 100 percent, with average losses per attack standing at over $450K. ”Aggressive and urgent” action …

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Half of UK universities suffered a data breach last year

More than half of UK universities reported a data breach to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) last year, according to a new report from security firm Redscan. The company delivered Freedom of Information (FoI) requests to 134 universities in the country and received confirmation of an incident from 86. Of those that did respond, almost half employ staff that have …

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