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Hackers beat university cyber-defences in two hours

Yet another academic report card with ‘could do much better’ as the headmaster’s comment:

[…] A report into their effectiveness, published by Jisc (formerly the Joint Information Systems Committee) and the Higher Education Policy Institute (Hepi), showed a 100% success rate in getting through the cyber-defences.

Within two hours, and in some cases one hour, they were able to reach student and staff personal information, override financial systems and access research databases.


Original article here

Peter Glock
Over 30 years of designing, building and managing telecoms and IT services. Primarily working with large enterprise and professional services businesses in Asia, North America, continental Europe and the UK. Information security professional, secret physics nerd.

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