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NCSC warns of further ransomware attacks on UK education sector

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) is responding to further ransomware attacks on the education sector by cybercriminals. The government body continues to respond to an increased number of ransomware attacks affecting education establishments in the UK, including schools, colleges and universities. On Wednesday June 2, 2021, The Skinners’ Kent Academy and Skinners’ Kent Primary […]


The University of Arizona speeds up COVID-19 vaccine rollout with Genetec AutoVu ALPR

When the University of Arizona (UA) was chosen as a COVID-19 vaccine point of dispensing (POD), it wanted to put in place a distribution process to get the vaccines out to as many people as possible as quickly and efficiently as possible. To do this, it turned to Genetec, a leading technology provider of unified security, […]


Fortinet reduces cyberskills gap with Training Advancement Agenda (TAA)

With the cyberskills gap still prevalent across the cybersecurity industry, organisations are attempting to tackle it in order to operate with a robust and responsive security model when it comes to defending against bad actors. Fortinet has revealed its Network Security Expert (NSE) Training Institute which creates a variety of opportunities through training, certifications and […]


(ISC)² and University of Mary Washington delivers regional cybersecurity program

(ISC)², a non-profit association of certified cybersecurity professionals, has announced that capacity for more than 100 students is now available through December 2021 for the University of Mary Washington’s (UMW) (ISC)² Cybersecurity Certification Preparation Course. The program is formatted for evening and weekend classes to provide high-quality cybersecurity education to working professionals who require schedule […]


University of Hertfordshire hit by cyberattack impacting all systems

On April 14, the University of Hertfordshire experienced a cyberattack which impacted all systems. The attack on the university’s systems disabled its Wi-Fi network, student record portal and email system. In addition, students also reported being unable to access Office 365 services, including its main collaboration platform MS Teams, as well as Canvas and Zoom. All online teaching […]


Darktrace transforms educational foundation’s cybersecurity posture

Computer-speed attacks like ransomware are launched at educational institutions on a regular basis and the sector is having to find ways to tackle them and fight back at the same speed. Richard Jenkins, Global Head of Security & Risk, International Baccalaureate, tells us how Darktrace Antigena has dramatically improved the institution’s cybersecurity posture and helped […]


IBM strengthens cybersecurity in US schools

A new IBM study shows nearly 60% of school staff are unprepared for cybersecurity threats. IBM has announced grants valued at US$3 million to help strengthen cybersecurity in schools. These grants will be awarded to six school districts in the US to sponsor teams of IBM employees to help them proactively prepare for and respond to cyberattacks. Services will […]


SecureLink works with British University in Dubai to bring cybersecurity training to the Middle East

SecureLink, the Trusted Risk Advisor in the META region and the British University in Dubai (BUiD) has entered into an agreement to empower cyber professionals to accelerate their career paths with advanced cybersecurity qualifications. BUiD, in affiliation with well-known universities in the UK is known for providing world-class education with high standards of training and […]


Kaspersky reveals drop in DDoS attacks but cryptomining is on the rise

Kaspersky reveals several schools in Massachusetts and Laurentian University in Canada have experienced DDoS attacks. Kaspersky has revealed the number of DDoS attacks detected by Kaspersky DDoS Prevention in Q4 2020 increased slightly in comparison to the same period of 2019. However, it is 31% less compared to Q3 2020. Unfortunately, this drop can be […]


Cyber heroines: Changing the future for African girls

The 2021 Tomorrow’s Cyber Heroines study undertaken by CyberHeroines, KnowBe4 Africa and Infosphere Limited surveyed around 440 teachers across 14 African countries to unpack the complexities that face African girls in the technology landscape. With Africa’s future reliant on its ability to adapt to Digital Transformation and the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), levelling the playing […]


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