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The impact of cyber security breaches on the UK’s further and higher education sectors

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We have co-written a new cyber impact report with Jisc to bring to life the nature, impact and extent of cyber security breaches and incidents upon our colleges and universities. We interviewed 16 UK institutions as well as review existing international research and shape Jisc’s 2020 cyber security posture survey.

The report provides clear recommendations for UK institutions as well as a checklist for them to use in ensuring they reflect upon and track impact through different lenses. Numerous (and anonymous) impact stories throw a light on increasingly high profile breaches in both colleges and universities. The nature of the threat is broad and complex and institutions, we suggest, need to ensure that leaders are both aware of the threat and supportive of investment in their people, process improvement and cyber security technology investment.

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