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Staying safe online

Unfortunately, not everything on the internet is what it seems. These pages will show the most frequent types of scam used against members of the University, along with tips on how to avoid them.

Anti-virus software for individuals

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

Incident reporting

An IT incident may cover a wide range of activities such as being tricked into disclosing your personal data by scam emails and websites, a computer behaving unpredictably (for example pop-up windows and software running unexpectedly) or noticing inappropriate use of IT equipment in the University (for example, you are concerned that someone has been downloading/viewing illegal content on the University network). Use the incident reporting form to report an IT incident.

Cambridge Computer Emergency Response Team (CamCERT)

CamCERT co-ordinates the response to security incidents across the University of Cambridge. They provide advice, guidance and technical support, drawing upon a wide range of contacts and sources of information. This service is free to all students and staff.

University Card

The University Card looks like a credit card containing the cardholder’s name and photo, college scarf (students, Fellows and College members only), date of birth (undergraduates only) plus a barcode that is primarily used for University Library borrowing. The University Card Office is run by UIS on behalf of the University and Colleges.

Information for institutions and IT staff

Find out more about services, initiatives and pilot schemes created as part of the Cyber Security Programme.