How can universities and colleges keep critical services running smoothly during clearing and enrolment?

There’s never a ‘good’ time to suffer a cyber attack, but there are certainly a few dates in the year when the financial and reputational effects of a website or email failure will be more damaging than others. One of those key periods is approaching right now for the higher and further education sector: clearing and […]

What’s the deal with DDoS?

By Clare Stonebridge, Jisc network security services manager and Ben Crowther, Jisc defensive services manager,  31 March 2022. Distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks are the malicious acts of cyber criminals attempting to disrupt computer and internet resources. These attacks have increased in size, frequency and duration over the past few years and continue to […]