Information Security Week programme announced

You can now book free places on a series of workshops being organised as part of the University’s Information Security Week.

Sign up for free workshops to help keep your data and devices secure

Information Security Week programme announced.November 2018

Presentations, online resources, quizzes and competitions are being held on campus for staff and students between Monday 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.

Among the workshop highlights are:

Scam avoidance (Monday 26 November, 10.30am)

Kiren Sirha, from Santander, is running a ‘scam avoidance workshop’. Come along to get hints and tips on avoiding scams and the latest ways in which the public is being hacked and threatened via financial crime. The session will also cover social engineering, phishing and smishing (SMS phishing).

Social engineering, phishing and malware (Wednesday 28 November, 11.30am and 2pm)

Stephen Hulland, from Barclays’ Digital Eagles, hosts a session about social engineering, phishing and malware. Learn how not to get caught out, what makes a strong password and how social engineering works.

Be Cyber Aware (Friday 30 November, noon)

Find out how to create a good password, avoid phishing and stay safe on the move.

Sessions are open to all staff and students, and will last about half-an-hour.

Please note there are limited spaces, so if you want to attend, you must book in advance. Visit the Information Security Week web page and click on the relevant event to register.

An Information Security Escape Room competition is also being staged throughout the week in the Student Union. 

There’s a security breach on campus. Can you find enough evidence to identify the culprit before they return? Teams of up to four people will have 15 minutes to solve the puzzles, with the fastest each day wining a goody bag, including a PowerBank for each team member.

Register your team to take part or contact Sue Cunningham, from IT Communications, for further information.

You can also take part in a mini quiz each day for the chance to win a PowerBank.

See the web page for latest updates and follow IT Services on Twitter #BeCyberAware 

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