Information Security Advice
Protect your Information by following some Simple Advice
The security of your information is important to you and the university. By keeping following the advice in these pages you can help keep your information secure and also help keep the university network and systems secure at the same time. As a member of the university you have an obligation to protect yours and others information, and you must adhere to the University Computer Regulations and Janet Acceptable Use Policy. The university's detailed Security Policy can be found here.
Important Advice to follow:
- You will never be asked for your password by email or otherwise.
- If you get a suspicious email never respond to it or click any links. Seek advice first.
- Make use of Strong Passwords that wont be easily guessed.
- Keep software up to date by running updates and use anti-virus software.
- Be cautious what websites you visit and enter personal information into. Make sure they are legitimate.
- Maintain regular backups of important data.
Need Help or Advice?
If you think your information or computer equipment may have been compromised in any way, please seek help and advice. Even if you are unsure how to respond to a email asking you for information or your computer is behaving strangely, please seek advice before you make a mistake that could cost money or set you back hours of time.
IT Support are available via phone, email or in person to assist you with any question you have in regard to the security of your information.