The national Cybersecurity Schools Audit also shows that almost four in five schools fell victim to at least one type of cyber-incident in 2022.
The government’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) warns that schools remain at a high risk from cyber-criminal attacks and vigilance is “essential”.
The audit involved 805 UK schools and took place in May 2022. It reveals that 78% – almost four in five – of the schools had experienced at least one type of cyber-incident with 7% experiencing “significant disruption as a result”. And 18% have experienced loss of access to important information – both short-term and permanent loss.
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