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Nearly two-thirds of universities in the U.K. have had their computer systems held up for ransom by hackers, according to a study.
Freedom of Information requests sent by security firm SentinelOne revealed that 63 percent of 71 universities questioned have
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The U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation that aims to strengthen ties between universities and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The draft legislation, sponsored by Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-Texas), called the National Cybersecurity Preparedness Consortium Act, allows DHS to provide training to state and local agencies to prepare for cybersecurity incidents, and conduct training […] View full post on AmIHackerProof.com | Can You Be Hacked?
High degree of crime at universities: London colleges top league table of offences in or around campuses
Three of the country’s leading universities have been placed at the top of a league table of crime hotspots.
The Complete University Guide used official police figures to measure rates of violent and sexual offences, burglaries and robberies within three miles of campuses across England and Wales.
King’s College London, the Courtauld Institute of Art in London and University College London (UCL) had the highest rates of crime in their areas, according to the report.
Researchers found 47.65 crime incidents were reported per 1,000 residents around King’s College London – rated 16th in the world university rankings last year- between May 2014 and April 2015.
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Less than half of Britain’s elite universities do not properly record allegations of rape, sexual assaults or sexual harassment, an investigation has revealed. Seven of the 24 Russell Group universities record only “some”, while the same number admitted they do not “systematically” record the incidents. A further one in five universities – Leeds, Liverpool, Cardiff, Manchester and King’s College – do not even have specific guidelines for students on how to report such allegations,
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