Wargaming at Exeter helps keep the university battle ready

Alan Hill of the University of Exeter says more universities need to understand who is targeting them and why to improve cybersecurity defenses and improve incidence response.

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While education may be a sector in which collaboration and information sharing is commonplace, improving the security posture of the sector as a whole still needs work. A report by the HEPI education think tank and Jisc found that 100% of the universities they penetration tested could be compromised within just two hours.

“In the sector there's a long way to go,” says Hill, “Nobody has really taken it as seriously as it should have been up until very recently.”

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