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Information security best practice for working from home

It's important you are compliant with data protection laws (GDPR/DPA 2018) while working remotely. Please read the important security guidance about working from home and keeping safe online to prevent compromising the security of the University's data.

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Storing and sharing personal data

It's vital to keep personal identifiable data safe when storing and sharing it. Find out more about the University's centrally managed data storage systems, including details of where the data is stored geographically, as well as general tips on how to share data securely.

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Antivirus software

All students and staff of the University and Colleges are entitled to a free copy of the McAfee antivirus software. This licence can also be freely used on staff home computers.

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Staying safe online

Unfortunately, not everything on the internet is what it seems. Our handy online guide describes the most common types of scam used against students and staff at the University, and offers tips on how to avoid them. It includes sections on phishing, fake websites and passwords, malware, social media profiling and scams targeted towards new students.

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Online cyber security training

We've created a Moodle course that contains a series of short films and quizzes explaining different online safety issues, with lots of helpful hints and tips.

 Enrol in the course (you'll be redirected to Moodle, and will need to log in)

Incident reporting

Everyone can contribute towards improving cyber security by reporting IT incidents. These can take many forms, such as accidentally disclosing your password to a fake website, a personal data breach, suspected malware on your device or receiving a phishing email.

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Computer Security Incident Response Team

The Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT) is a team of IT security staff that co-ordinates the response to IT security incidents. It works directly with IT staff around the University..

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University Card

The University Card is used to identify students and staff, as a 'key card' to gain access to most University buildings and for Library services. Find out more about how to apply for a card, card replacements and contacting your local card representative.

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Information for institutions and IT staff

Find out more about UIS's cyber security services, initiatives and pilot schemes, including the Intrusion Prevention System, the Managed Firewall Service and the GDPR Systems Checklist.

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UIS Service Status

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Retirement of UIS Windows Software Update Service (WSUS) on 30 June

Jun 26, 2020

We need to accelerate our original plan and fully decommission the Windows Software Update Service (WSUS) server on 30 June, rather than the 1 September, due to security concerns and the need to prioritise our resources to support the University.

The University Card Service will reopen with a limited service on Wednesday 1 July

Jun 25, 2020

The University Card Service is preparing to reopen on Wednesday 1 July, following the easing of lockdown restrictions.

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