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Student Loans Company (SLC) staffers announce 20,000 cyber-crime training courses completed over FY 2019/20 and FY 2020/21

The Student Loans Company (SLC) has spent over 76,800 pounds on cyber security training for its staffers, over the two most recent financial years (FY 19/20, FY 20/21), according to official figures. The data obtained and analysed using the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act by Griffin Law, the niche litigation practice, shows that nearly 20,000 specialist courses were completed in areas, such as phishing, password protection, bribery, corruption, and privacy standards. The data shows that 9,334...

Parliament Street reports show Open University being bombarded by over 1 million email attacks in 2020

The Open University, which is based in London, has been bombarded by 1,191,312 malicious email attacks over the past nine months, from January 2020 to September 2020. This is according to official data obtained by a Parliament Street think tank via a Freedom of Information act request. Fortunately, all malicious messages, which included spam, malware and phishing attacks, were blocked by the University’s servers. Distance learning courses In its response to Parliament Street researchers,...