Universities a ‘huge target’ for nation-state attackers, warns NCSC

Universities are the gatekeepers and creators of highly valuable information, which makes them attractive targets of cyber crime and state-sponsored espionage, so it’s important that these institutions remain cyber secure.

Ask key contributors to the economy, skills development and innovation in the UK, universities handle highly sensitive and valuable personal data an intellectual property that outside threats would love to acquire.

“It is almost certain that state-sponsored actors are looking to steal data and information for strategic gain,” said the NCSC. “Meanwhile, cyber criminals seek to commit fraud, or monetise stolen material through sale or ransom.

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Source: ITPro