Public infrastructure bodies have never been more vulnerable to cyber threats.

Cybersecurity firm SentinelOne discovered that 23 out of the 58 UK universities questioned had been held to ransomware.

Bournemouth University, which has its own cyber security centre, was hit 21 times this last year.

The university, however, remains relatively cavalier despite the cyber threat bombardment: "It is not uncommon for universities to be the target of cyber security attacks; there are security processes in place at Bournemouth University to deal with these types of incident."

SentinelOne revealed in the report that only one university had contacted the police.

This is the problem with public and private infrastructures. If there is no collaboration, or a remain-silent-attitude - out of embarrassment or fear - the increasing problem of cyber attacks will never be reduced. Full story..