UK Government agency the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has issued an alert recognising an increase in ransomware attacks targeting the education sector.
Institutions infected with ransomware have seen their ability to operate and teach effectively significantly affected.
The success of a ransomware attack depends on the level of cyber security in place – the better the cyber security posture, the lower the chance of the attack being successful and causing disruption.
Our partners, Six Degrees have put together a free Education Cyber Security Syllabus which includes three modules that, when followed, will enable you to align your institution to the NCSC’s ransomware guidance:
- Module 1: Where We Are Today – an overview of the current NCSC alert and threat landscape.
- Module 2: How To Mitigate The Immediate Threat – immediate steps you can take to mitigate risk of a ransomware attack.
- Module 3: Developing Your Cyber Security Strategy – a longer term view of your cyber security strategy to continually protect your institution.