NCSC statement on Queen's University Belfast incident

8 Mar 2021 11:41 AM

The latest statement from the NCSC regarding a cyber incident affecting Queen's University Belfast.

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An NCSC spokesperson, recently said:

"We are aware of an incident affecting Queen's University Belfast and are working to fully understand its impact, though the university has already confirmed the immediate operational impact has been mitigated.

"Universities hold valuable data which can make them a lucrative target, and the NCSC works closely with the sector to help them to improve their cyber resilience.

"The NCSC's Cyber Threat to Universities Report (published in 2019) outlines the online risks academic institutions face and the steps that can be taken to counter them - as well as a forward look on new issues that could arise."