Preparing for Ransomware Attacks in the Education SectorMatthew Trump of The University of London on Building Effective Response Plans
A spate of recent ransomware incidents affecting the education sector has led to the loss of student coursework, financial records and data relating to COVID-19 testing. Matthew Trump, senior IT security officer for the University of London, U.K., outlines incident response strategies to avoid such consequences.
Trump highlights the importance of industry collaboration as a way to test a plan's effectiveness. "It's through regular testing and reviews of the plan, sharing our plan with external consultants, where we can with colleagues in the sector, because there's no competitive advantage here in having a better plan than anyone else," he states.
In a video interview with Information Security Media Group, Trump discusses:
- The spate of ransomware attacks targeting the education sector;
- Balancing cybersecurity and academic freedom;
- Customizing an incident response plan and testing its effectiveness.
Trump is the senior IT security officer at the University of London. He has held a number of IT security roles in higher education, focusing mainly on governance, risk and compliance.