Since late February 2021, an increased number of ransomware attacks have affected education establishments in the UK, including schools, colleges and universities. Advice to help these institutions counter a rise in cyber attacks has been provided by the NCSC.
The NCSC urges all organisations to follow our guidance on ‘Mitigating malware and ransomware.’ This details a number of steps organisations can take to disrupt ransomware attack vectors and enable effective recovery from ransomware attacks. Furthermore, The NCSC has produced a number of practical resources to help schools and other educational institutions improve their cyber security.
Further information from the NCSC can be found here https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/news/support-for-uk-education-sector-after-growth-in-cyber-attacks
The NCSC’s alert can be found here https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/news/alert-targeted-ransomware-attacks-on-uk-education-sector