Thu, 30 Mar|
Supporting university cyber security and student online safety
What are the biggest cyber security risks facing universities today? External security breaches or the actions of those within the institution? Are your staff and students putting their and your university's digital safety at risk?
Time & location
30 Mar 2023, 11:00 – 12:00 BST
About this event
With universities relying more than ever before on online content and with classes and communications increasingly delivered digitally, interactions between staff and students could be opening your university up to a cyber attack.
When we think of a cyber attack we commonly imagine a university being hacked by a criminal gang. But there are many other ways that can open up your institution to a potential cyber security attack. Reducing such risks and preventing problems is something that all university staff and students should be aware of — digital resilience is key to an institution's cyber safety.
This ProtectED Reflections event will explore the digital threats and cyber security problems facing universities today. Our speakers will discuss the ways in which all university teams — from student wellbeing to library staff — can build a university's resilience, closing down opportunities for potential data leaks and ransomware attacks.
We will also look at how important it is to protect staff and students from email phishing, online scams and clicking on links that could put them and their university in danger.
We are very pleased to welcome our speakers for this event:
- Bill Taylor – Deputy Director, Information Technology and Digital Services at Teesside University, a ProtectED Founder Member institution
- Mike Gillespie, Founder and Thought Leader at Advent IM Ltd. — one of the UK’s leading independent cyber and information security specialists.
This event will discuss the impact of a cyber attack on a university, exploring measures that can reduce the risk of a security breach or data leak. Our speakers will also share their thoughts, insights and recommendations for future developments in university and student support around cyber security and online safety.
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