University of Sunderland beefs up cyber security following attack and gives insight into likely cause

The University of Sunderland has revealed how it has beefed-up its cyber security since a debilitating attack in October 2021 which crippled the university’s online system.

Such was the extent of the impact of the infiltration that the university enlisted the help of cyber-security experts, CrowdStrike, who specialise in responding to such attacks as well as enhancing future protection.

“It’s impossible for any university to employ its own staff to monitor cyber security 24/7, which is why we have enlisted the help of CrowdStrike.

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