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Cybersecurity alert issued following rising attacks on UK academia

Cybersecurity experts have stepped up support for UK schools, colleges and universities following a spate of online attacks with the potential to de-rail their preparations for the new term. The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) issued an alert to the sector containing a number of steps they can take to keep cybercriminals out of their […]

DDoS attacks against educational resources increased by more than 350%, says Kaspersky

Distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, incidents that aim to overwhelm a network until the server crashes against educational resources grew exponentially this spring when compared to the previous year cybersecurity vendor Kaspersky has revealed. For each month from January to June 2020, the number of DDoS attacks affecting educational online resources increased by at […]

Kaspersky launches programme to help advance industrial cybersecurity research

Kaspersky has launched a dedicated collaboration programme to help institutions become better equipped at understanding the latest and most prevalent industrial cybersecurity threats. By joining the programme, educational institutions, laboratories, research departments, security operations centres (SOC) and emergency response teams (CERT and CSIRT) that meet the partner profile criteria will be able to improve how […]

Eastern Florida State College deploys BIO-key’s PortalGuard for access to enterprise applications

BIO-key International, an innovative provider of Identity and Access Management (IAM) solutions powered by biometrics, has announced that Eastern Florida State College (EFSC) has selected BIO-key’s PortalGuard IAM solution to solve security and user experience challenges with authentication and portal management. The IT team at EFSC, which has campuses in Cocoa, Melbourne, Palm Bay, Titusville, and […]

Expert warns US education sector to improve cybersecurity following malware attack

An expert from Nominet has warned the US education sector needs to increase its cybersecurity measures following an attack on a school district in California. Online classes at the Rialto Unified School District in California were suspended while officials investigated the nature of a malware attack. A statement from the body instructed pupils who had […]

Five factors that form how security awareness training programmes are developing

As more and more businesses embrace remote working as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic, ensuring that employees do not become easy targets for cybercriminals is paramount. Elena Molchanova, Head of Security Awareness Marketing, Kaspersky, considers five factors that are forming the way security awareness training is developing and evolving to help employees and businesses stay protected.  Among […]

Incident response course prepares attendees for cybersecurity readiness

Incident response is a strategic approach to handling security incidents and preparing for cyberthreats; a key element to operating with a robust cybersecurity posture. Amar Singh, Founder and CEO of Cyber Management Alliance, discusses the company’s incident response course in depth and explains the importance of having a strong incident response plan embedded into a […]

Closing the skills gap in a pandemic: What can CISOs do now

It might be considered an understatement that this year has been a difficult one for most if not all businesses, with economies being negatively affected due to the adverse nature of COVID-19. Theresa Lanowitz, Director of Cybersecurity Communications at AT&T Cybersecurity, discusses how CISOs can still find cyber talent amid the global situation to ensure […]

SureCloud delivers risk management solutions for Office for Students

A mature and streamlined approach to managing risk is key in today’s digital environment. Office for Students needed to mature its approach to risk management and required a single, seamless, enterprise-wide solution to manage and monitor all aspects of it. The Office for Students (OfS) is the independent regulator of higher education in England, responsible […]

Kaspersky and SAFCSP link-up on cybersecurity training

Kaspersky, a global cybersecurity solutions provider, has collaborated with the Saudi Federation for Cybersecurity, Programming and Drones (SAFCSP) to conduct a three-day entry-level course on cybersecurity as part of Cyberhub courses programme for university students across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This combined effort was an educational initiative aimed at increasing students’ knowledge of information […]

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