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A summary of the government Cyber Security Breaches 2024.  It is an official set of statistics produced by the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology in partnership with the Home Office. The findings of this survey provide a comprehensive description of cyber security for a representative sample of UK organisations, which provides a snapshot of UK cyber resilience at this point in time.

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During February there have been a number of attacks reported on Universities in the UK.  There were reports of hackers attacking the universities of Cambridge, Manchester and Wolverhampton.  Systems were affected at all sites.  The disruption is the latest reported attack by Anonymous Sudan.  It is thought the attacks are related to the UK's support of Israel in the Gaza conflict.

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The ICO has confirmed a data breach from Kent councils.  The breach was reported by three Kent councils who share the same IT support provider.  Canterbury, Dover and Thanet councils continue to be hampered by the disruptions of onlines services following a cyber incident.

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The City of London Police is warning schools across the UK to be vigilant against phishing attacks targeting school networks. Multiple schools have reported receiving suspicious emails containing malicious attachments that have infected their networks with malware.

Once infected, the school's email systems are used to send malicious attachments to other schools.

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We have previously reported how the Rhysida Ransomware has focused on attacking the education sector.  Recently the CISA, FBI and MS-ISAC have released a new joint Cyber Security Advisory to disseminate known Rhysida ransomware indicators of compromise, detection methods, tactics, techniques and procedures identified through recent investigations.

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As a data protection officer we are seeing a rise in the number of cyber attacks on organisations.  We often find that the fact an actual crime has been committed is sometimes overlooked in the panic and need to recover data and get operations back up and running.  According to the National Crime Agency (NCA) cyber crime continues to rise in scale and complexity, affecting essential services, businesses and private individuals.  Cyber crime costs the UK billions of pounds, causes

  1. NCSC Annual Review is published for 2023
  2. Learning from Data Breaches
  3. Windows 11 security ineffective against attacks on old devices
  4. International Counter Ransomware Initiative 2023 Joint Statement
  5. Resistant Cloud Backups
  6. Top Ten Cyber Security Misconfigurations
  7. ICO Reprimand: company suffered a ransomware attack
  8. October is Cyber Security Awareness Month: 31. On the road to cyber essentials
  9. The UK Online Safety Bill becomes an Act (Law)
  10. October is Cyber Security Awareness Month: 24. Backups
  11. October is Cyber Security Awareness Month: 27. Passwords
  12. October is Cyber Security Awareness Month: 30. Support
  13. October is Cyber Security Awareness Month: 29. Admin controls
  14. October is Cyber Security Awareness Month: 28. Phishing
  15. October is Cyber Security Awareness Month: 26. Physical Security
  16. October is Cyber Security Awareness Month: 25. Server Security
  17. October is Cyber Security Awareness Month: 23. Filtering and Monitoring
  18. October is Cyber Security Awareness Month: 22. Hardware: Printers
  19. October is Cyber Security Awareness Month: 21. Hardware: Asset Control
  20. October is Cyber Security Awareness Month: 20. Hardware: Safe disposal
  21. October is Cyber Security Awareness Month: 19. Anti-virus/anti-malware
  22. October is Cyber Security Awareness Month: 18. Regular Updates
  23. October is Cyber Security Awareness Month: 17. Access Control (Users)
  24. October is Cyber Security Awareness Month: 16. Access Control (Wi-Fi/Network access)
  25. October is Cyber Security Awareness Month: 15. Access Control (working from home/off site)
  26. October is Cyber Security Awareness Month: 14. Access Control (MFA)
  27. October is Cyber Security Awareness Month: 13. Awareness
  28. October is Cyber Security Awareness Month: 11. Policies and Procedures
  29. October is Cyber Security Awareness Month: 12. Training
  30. October is Cyber Security Awareness Month: 10. Assess where you are with cyber security
  31. October is Cyber Security Awareness Month: 9. A guide for education providers
  32. October is Cyber Security Awareness Month: 8. How can your school prevent Ransomware attacks?
  33. October is Cyber Security Awareness Month: 7. What does a Ransomware attack on a school look like?
  34. October is Cyber Security Awareness Month: 6. Cyber Action Plan
  35. October is Cyber Security Awareness Month: 5. Responsibilities
  36. October is Cyber Security Awareness Month: 4. What to do in a cyber attack
  37. October is Cyber Security Awareness Month: 3. Data Security
  38. October is Cyber Security Awareness Month: 2. Privacy Protection
  39. October is Cyber Security Awareness Month: 1. Why is cyber security important?
  40. The importance of software updates (PaperCut vulnerability and Rhysida ransomware)
  41. Ransomware, extortion and the cyber crime ecosystem
  42. Schools under Cyber Attack: September 2023
  43. Cyber Resource: The Cyber Resilience Centre Group
  44. Email and Security: ICO recent guidance
  45. What to do in the event of a Cyber Attack
  46. Cyber Crime: AI Generated Phishing Attacks
  47. Cyber Attack: Exam Boards
  48. VICE SOCIETY - Ransomware attacks on schools
  49. Be Cyber Aware: USB Sticks
  50. Cyber Insurance in the Public Sector
  51. Types of Cyber Attacks: DDos Attack (Microsoft DDoS Attack in June)
  52. Cyber Attack: Manchester University
  53. Cyber Attack: Leytonstone School
  54. Be Cyber Aware: Firewalls
  55. Be Cyber Aware: Cyber attacks and transparency. A no blame culture
  56. Cyber Attack: Dorchester School
  57. Types of Cyber Attacks: Password Attacks
  58. Be Cyber Aware: Why regular software updates are important
  59. Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2023
  60. World Password Day - May 4th
  61. Cyber Attack: Wiltshire School
  62. Keeping your IT systems safe and secure
  63. Why we recommend using PIN codes on printers
  64. Types of Cyber Attacks: DDoS Attacks
  65. Types of Cyber Attacks: Phishing
  66. Types of Cyber Attacks: The Insider Threat
  67. Why your data is profitable to cyber criminals
  68. Types of malware and how they are linked to data protection
  69. A guide to multi-factor authentication
  70. How a school fought back after a cyberattack
  71. Types of Cyber Attacks - Credential Stuffing
  72. January Cyber update - How Can Schools Help Prevent Cyber Attacks?
  73. End of Windows 8.1 Support
  74. The Education sector now at highest risk of cyber attacks
  75. Cyber Attacks
  76. Emails – good practice and minimising the risk of a data breach

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