No wonder Brit universities report hacks so often: Half of staff have had zero infosec training, apparently

Nearly half of British university staff say they have received no cybersecurity training, according to a recent survey.

Most worryingly, 8 per cent of the 86 universities that answered pentesting biz Redscan’s Freedom of Information questions said they had reported five or more breaches to the Information Commissioner’s Office over the past 12 months.

The concerning results continued when further education institutions were asked to disclose how much security training their staff received. 46 per cent of staff received no training at all, while one Russell Group uni said that just 12 per cent of its staff had received “any” training in infosec matters.

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