Learn about cyber security

What does 'cyber security' actually mean? What's a "hacker"? How safe is the information we share online?

Our top tips and advice

Keep your home or unmanaged Windows computer up to date

If you manage your own computer (ie: if it is not automatically updated by IT Services) you are responsible for ensuring that all software you use is kept up-to-date with the security patches released by the software provider. If ever in doubt about what to install, contact the IT Support Centre.

Never reveal or share your passwords

Beware of phishing scams

Be sure to encrypt all sensitive data

Immediately report any lost or stolen equipment

Make sure your anti-virus software is up to date

Complete the training

The University's Information Governance Office (IGO) provides mandatory Information Security and Data Protection training for all University staff. There are many simple but important steps outlined in the training that you can take to help keep your information, and University systems, safe and secure.