The education sector was found to be the 7th most-targeted industry in IBM’s 2020 Threat Intelligence Index and find themselves in the crosshairs of cyber criminals and nation-state attackers due to the vast amounts of personal information and research data that they hold. Whether they are looking to profit from selling stolen data, ransoms or gaining an advantage by stealing world-class research, the education sector is a target for threat actors and I'll explain how it can be better protected from cyber threats.
Validate Your Security Investments with combined Breach and Attack Simulations (BAS) and Vulnerability Management
Before we get into the benefits of this solution and how you can validate security decision-making, it’s important to explain what exactly, breach and attack simulation, is.
Celerity is proud to announce that we have built upon our existing Cyber Essentials accreditation and are now Cyber Essentials Plus accredited.
The risk of cyber threats to business is high, but when your stakeholders include citizens, the impact of successful breaches have far wider implications. In the first half of 2019 local councils faced 263 million cyber-attacks (Gallagher, 2020) and the Government sector was found to be the 6th most targeted sector in the IBM X -Force Threat Intelligence Index, 2020, signalling councils are very much in the cross-hairs of cyber criminals. We’ll take a look at the top cyber security challenges facing local government in an already complicated world.
It is no secret that the Government and public services organisations have been significantly challenged during the COVID-19 pandemic. Whilst trying to deliver their primary mandate of protecting citizens and providing services to enhance daily life, they have also had to accelerate Digital Transformations, often unplanned, to meet the needs of their staff and citizens.