Be Cyber Aware – keep your data and devices secure

Our inaugural Information Security Week is being held later this month for staff and students.

Presentations, online resources, quizzes and competitions are being staged between Thursday 26 and Friday 30 November, all designed to raise awareness about information security issues and provide advice to help you keep your data and devices secure.

As well as information about protecting University data, Santander and Barclays will be visiting campus to offer advice.

Santander will be running a ‘scam avoidance workshop’ on the Monday. Get hints and tips on avoiding scams and the latest ways in which the public are being hacked and threatened via financial crime. They’ll also look at social engineering, phishing and ‘smishing’ (SMS phishing). 

Barclays’ Digital Eagles will be hosting a session on the Wednesday about social engineering, phishing and malware. Learn how to not get caught out, what makes a strong password and how social engineering works.

And IT will be hosting a session on Friday looking at a range of information security issues. 

Sessions are open to all staff and students, and will last about half-an-hour – 30 minutes of your time that could stop you getting hacked. More details on how to book will be available soon.

Themes for the week’s activities are:

  • Monday – Lock down your login
  • Tuesday – Security on the move
  • Wednesday – Don't get caught by Phishing
  • Thursday – If you collect it, protect it
  • Friday – Digital spring clean.
Watch this space for more information about the full programme, see the web page for latest updates and follow IT Services on Twitter #BeCyberAware

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