Lessons in security

Last updated 13 May 24 @ 08:33 |
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Jack Porter looks at how universities can improve their defences in the face of mounting attacks

Universities are increasingly a target for attackers because of their societal impact, with attackers resorting to extortion and ransomware to steal research data or knowledge and using the university’s infrastructure to monetise assets or disrupt and destroy. They’re particularly attractive to nation states and activists, as demonstrated by the recent attack on the Janet network in February. A distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack was launched against the mass data-sharing platform used by researchers . . .

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