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CONNECT Interview: Henry Hughes, Security Director, Jisc

During Cyber Security Month 2020 CONNECT met Henry Hughes, Security Director for Jisc to talk about opportunities and challenges faced by Research & Education (R&E) in the current cyber security landscape dominated by the COVID pandemic. Words: Interview by Rosanna Norman, GÉANT The cyber security landscape is evolving all the time, what are today’s major challenges and opportunities for R&E? Because of the events that have been affecting our world in 2020 we have all become...

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Case study: What Maastricht University (UM) learned from the ransomware attack (part 2)

On 23 December last year, Maastricht University (UM) was hit by a major ransomware attack. The hackers executed a command installing ‘Clop’ ransomware on 267 servers of the Windows domain. As a result, almost all of UM’s operational processes were disrupted. Several online backup servers were encrypted as well. In part 2 of the interview with Bart van den Heuvel you will read more about the crisis management during this incident. Read Part 1 here. Bart Van den Heuvel:...

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Case study: What Maastricht University (UM) learned from the ransomware attack (part 1)

On 23 December last year, Maastricht University (UM), which is connected to the Dutch education and research network SURFnet, was hit by a major ransomware attack. After thorough investigation and serious consideration, the institution decided to pay the requested ransom. GÉANT spoke with Bart van den Heuvel, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at UM. ‘A cyber attack is going to happen to you anyway. It is a matter of preparing yourself as well as possible and limiting the impact...

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It’s now or never! – and it never is as expected

By Simona Venuti, security manager at the GARR-CERT ‘When it’s time to talk about social engineering it’s difficult for me to decide from where to start, because it is everywhere around us. The definition of social engineering is “the psychological manipulation of people into performing actions that they wouldn’t normally do”. And this happens over and over again, every day.’ Every mum tries to convince her children that broccoli is much tastier than...

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Are you ready to become a cyber hero?

Cyber Security Month 2020 is upon us and we are excited! This campaign focuses on the importance of information security and the simple steps that can be taken to protect users’ personal, financial and professional data. The main goal is to create awareness, change behaviour and provide users with information on how to protect themselves and their organisations online. Become a cyber hero! We are thrilled to join this initiative with our special campaign that aims to encourage end-users to arm...

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GÉANT Cyber Security Month 2020: a preview

October is the Cyber Security Month 2020. GÉANT takes part in this EU initiative with the launch of a communication campaign that aims to raise cyber security awareness within its community.  What is the European Cyber Security Month (ECSM)? ECSM is an EU awareness campaign promoting cyber security among individuals and organisations. The focus is on the importance of information security and the simple steps that can be taken to protect users’ personal, financial and professional data. The...

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