Free webinar on Ransomware threat within education sector

NEBRC national partner, Redstor is hosting a free webinar aimed at those working within education to outline what ransomware is, and why is poses a threat to the sector.

Ransomware is a form of malicious software downloaded unintentionally by a user, allowing the cyber criminals behind to then take control of devices or IT systems before demanding money. Targeted organisations risk losing access to computers and phones, important data or a large amount of money for a ransom.

Over the past few months, the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has reported an increase in these kinds of attacks on the education sector https://www.nebrcentre.co.uk/post/education-institutions-at-increased-risk-of-malware-attacks and are looking to broaden awareness. Redstor, who manage cloud data including that associated with Microsoft 365 and G Suite, are stepping up to host this timely session.

Det. Insp. Chris White, Head of Cyber & Innovation at The Cyber Resilience Centre for the South East and Det. Super. Nick Bell, National Policing Director for the Cyber Resilience Centres will be your speakers. They will share examples of where schools and colleges have been targeted by ransomware as well as strategies to protect your organisation from falling victim to similar attacks.

The webinar is free to join with a simple sign up on Redstor’s website. It will take place on Thursday 5th November at 11am: https://www.redstor.com/ransomware-edu-webinar/

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