Top 10 Information Security Tips

Device theft

1. Be aware it could happen to you

Over 50% of UK crime is cyber crime.

Report incidents straight away.

Be careful what information about yourself that you post on social media.

Phishing emails

2. Think before you click

Curiosity, urgency, fear and greed are just some of the tactics used to get you to bite!

Find out more about how to spot a phishing email.

How to spot a phishing email

3. Don’t get caught by scams

It’s not just emails. It could be SMS, phone calls or social media.

Find out more about social engineering.

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4. Keep up with news and training

Complete your online mandatory training for Information Security and Data Protection.

Secure your device

5. Keep software up-to-date and use anti-virus

New malware and viruses are released every day. Protect yourself.

Protect yourself from ransomware.

Find out more about updates and anti-virus.

Use a strong password

6. Protect your passwords

Keep them unique and strong. Don’t share them. Use a password manager.

Find out more about protecting passwords.

Multi-Factor Authentication

7. Use Multi-Factor Authentication on critical accounts

So you always know when and where your accounts are being accessed.

Find out more about MFA at the University.

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8. Protect your data

Make back-ups, use secure wifi and encryption.

Find out more about protecting your data.

Configuration of mobile devices

9. Protect your mobile devices

Use a PIN or TouchID. Enable remote wipe.

Find out more about protecting your device.

Lock your device

10. Lock before you walk

Lock it up or lock it down before you leave it.

Find out more about physical security.