Intelligent CISO Issue 53 | Page 25

threat updates
With back-to-school around the corner , Check Point Research ( CPR ) sees the highest volume of cyberattacks on the education and research sector . Hackers sent the most cyberattacks on the education and research sector every month in 2022 and in 2021 , marking a 114 % increase these past two years . The shift to remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic has increased the attack surface and widened the door for hackers to infiltrate school networks . In the month of July , weekly cyberattacks by hackers on education and research organisations are double the number compared to other industries ’ average .


The UK ’ s NHS 111 emergency services has been affected by a significant and ongoing outage triggered by a cyberattack . On August 7 , the healthcare organisation made a statement on its Twitter account , @ NHS111Wales , which said : ‘ There is a major outage of a computer system that is used to refer patients from NHS 111 Wales to out-of-hour GP providers ’. www . intelligentciso . com