Your students’ attitudes towards cyber security

The currency of cyber trust

75% of university students are in the age group most often affected by cyber attacks*

*aged 16-24


It has always been the responsibility of every university to safeguard the data it holds on behalf of students and staff. What’s changed is universities’ exposure to risk and students’ attitudes to cyber security.

Given the serious implications of any data breach and the ever-growing use of digital technologies, universtities’ cyber security capabilities must also evolve. Effective protection depends on implementing a comprehensive, proportionate, end-to-end cyber security strategy. Our survey also highlights real opportunities for universities to differentiate themselves through convenient and reassuring online experiences. Getting cyber security right is a critical part of wider trust in institutions, protecting reputations and helping universities to achieve their digital ambitions.

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