October 10, 2017, by Sharon Caine

New Cyber Security video

Staying safe online – new material for students

In order to increase awareness regarding cyber safety, Information Services have produced a number of new promotional materials for students to promote ‘staying safe online’.

Firstly, we’ve produced a new video, featured on our IT Services YouTube playlist – which captures the key messages for students about ‘staying safe online’.

Starting in September, we produced a ‘Keep IT Safe’ postcard that was distributed to new students at registration events highlighting key messages:

  • Protect your computer – install anti-virus software and regular security updates to keep your data safe
  • Keep your devices safe – lock devices when not in use, set strong passwords
  • Avoid being caught by phishing scams – never reply to emails asking for your password, PIN or account details
  • Protect your online privacy – always log out of public machines, configure settings on your personal devices, avoid sharing too much information on social media

Don’t forget that students can download Sophos anti-virus for free or if you need assistance, visit one of our Smart Bars for a device health check, if you need a virus removing or to ensure you stay protected in the future.

Can we please remind all students to be mindful and aware regarding cyber safety.

Remember:

  1. Use strong passwords – Never share and change them regularly
  2. Beware of phishing emails – The University will never ask for your details. Report all phishing attempts to the IT Service Desk
  3. Be aware of your online privacy
  4. Install anti-virus and  keep your software updated
  5. Secure your mobile and laptop – never leave them unattended, don’t keep sensitive data on laptop hard drives and unsecured memory sticks, always password protect your devices

If you want to find out more – visit the Information Security pages on our IT Services website.

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