Jisc publishes cyber security posture survey results 2019

Friday 15th November, 2019

Following the success of the 2017 and 2018 Jisc Cyber Security Posture survey, a similar survey was run by Jisc in 2019 to gain an understanding of the current cyber security landscape and the cyber security posture & priorities for both HE and FE institutions.

The 2019 Jisc Cyber Security Posture Survey was completed by 122 Jisc security contacts within HE and FE, including; IT Directors, CIOs, Chief Information Security Officers, Heads of IT, Security Managers and Network Managers.

The cyber security posture survey produced in 2018 concluded that the biggest threat concerns according to HE and FE institutions were; Phishing and social engineering, ransomware and malware attacks, and lack of awareness and accidents. In the 2019 survey this continues, with the biggest threat concerns being; phishing and social engineering, and human error, according to HE and FE institutions.

For HE institutions, data breaches, ransomware/malware attacks and patch management, also featured in the list of top threats.

For FE institutions, ransomware/malware is the third most mentioned threat which was listed, followed by DDoS attacks, malicious attacks from inside, and data breaches.

A detailed overview of the 2019 Jisc Cyber Security Posture Survey results can be found on the Jisc website: Cyber Security Posture Survey Results 2019

Through KHIPU Networks partnership with Jisc, as a result of being selected by them to provide products and services to the public sector through the new Network Equipment Framework, Simulated Phishing & Associated Awareness Framework, and Vulnerability Assessment and Information Service Framework, KHIPU Networks have put together a number of new cost-effective Jisc Cyber Security packages, including a free Simulated Phishing & Vulnerability Risk Assessment, to help institutions address these major threat concerns.

The packages form part of the KHIPU Networks ‘zero vulnerability infrastructure’ (ZVI) offering which helps organisations define a cyber security strategy and identify any potential weak points in the network, whilst working towards a zero vulnerability infrastructure.

For further information on the 2019 Jisc Cyber Security Posture Survey, please read the full story here >