Last week it was reported that over half (56%) of the U.K.’s universities have been targeted in ransomware attacks in the past year, according to SentinelOne. They also found that two out of three targets were hit multiple times. Bournemouth University reported they suffered a total of 21 different attacks throughout the year.
It was also reported that the majority of universities suffered attacks despite the implementation of antivirus software, oddly enough. Antivirus is not an effective standalone security solution, nor enough to stop a ransomware attack. In fact, AV solutions only detect about 45% of cyberattacks, as Symantec was quoted estimating in The Wall Street Journal last year.