[vc_row css_animation=”” row_type=”row” use_row_as_full_screen_section=”no” type=”full_width” angled_section=”no” text_align=”left” background_image_as_pattern=”without_pattern”][vc_column][vc_column_text]RMIT University is a leader in the field of cybersecurity education for tertiary students. They have hosted innovative competitive workshops like Hackathon in years gone by and spruik their cyber-wares to all that have a digital leaning.
This year RMIT has started with a digital bruising that has thrown administration into chaos and disrupted student enrolments. The battering came from a phishing scam just before the beginning of the official academic year of 2021. We know that phishing scams are a way to steal data, usually on the back of a dodgy email that may look like it has come from a familiar source that includes a link to provide more information . From Feb 19, 2021, RMIT claims through independent analysis, there has been no breach of data, however, some of their operating applications and systems have been affected.
On the RMIT IT homepage there is a notice that if you have reset your password since February 19 this year, you will be unable to access your email until further notice. This comes under a banner notice encouraging you to check your emails regularly because important information is transmitted electronically, via email.
RMIT is telling its new and returning students its ‘all systems go’ for the start or continuation of academic journeys, but there is some unrest among students who cannot access their university email accounts and obtain their student cards. Access to library services, including borrowing, is currently frozen. There is some ambiguity whether students will be able to start the year with face-face classes as was intended, instead, it may be necessary to revert to online classes.
The triggering effect of online classes is real and Faster Networks sincerely hope that RMIT can return to not only COVID normal soon but also social, collaborative and physical student/teacher attendance, stat.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type=”normal” color=”#cccccc” up=”20px” down=”20px”][vc_column_text]Faster Networks help businesses protect their digital assets. We are a cyber security partner that brings the best software solutions that anticipate and fix digital vulnerabilities. Our areas of expertise includes Vulnerability Management, Security Orchestration Automation and Response (SOAR), Application Security, Infrastructure Security, Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Protection and Application Pentesting.