Why are passwords important? Having a password is the most basic level of protection you can have for your online accounts, be it your personal social media accounts, your online bank, or the University Portal. The problem is that everything is online now, and everything needs a password. So it may be tempting to make […]
Keep your software and apps secure by installing updates
Software and app updates contain vital security updates to help protect your devices from cyber criminals. Cyber criminals use weaknesses in software and apps to attack your devices and steal your identity. Software and app updates are designed to fix these weaknesses and installing them as soon as possible will keep your devices secure. You’ll […]
Stay safe on social media and secure your digital footprint
Social media is a great way to stay in touch with family, friends and keep up to date on the latest news. However, it’s important to know how to manage the security and privacy settings on your accounts, so that your personal information remains inaccessible to anyone but you. Control your privacy settings on social media platforms […]
Protect yourself from phishing and online scams
Scams are on the rise and many criminals are taking advantage of the fact that we are all spending increasing amounts of time online or on our phones. You are more likely to fall victim to fraud or cyber offences above any other crime, so it is important that you arm yourself with information on […]
Malware: what is it and how can you protect yourself?
Malware is short for “malicious software” and is an umbrella term describing any software designed to cause intentional damage to your computer or network. Malware is software that can: disrupt computers and devices steal sensitive or confidential information spy on users Here are some common types of malware that you might have heard about: Virus: […]
Cyber Scotland Week 2021
A week long series of events making Scotland cyber aware and resilient. The Scottish Government’s Cyber Scotland Week 2021 will take place from the 22nd to 28th of February. It will consist of a range of events, workshops, and talks from stakeholders to raise awareness of being safe and secure online, showcasing the innovative work […]
Information Security Awareness Training is here!
We are happy to announce that our Information Security Awareness Training course is now available to all staff! Access your training through WorkRite The e-learning module is accessible in the same place where you can find all of your induction, GDPR and Health and Safety training. Just log in to the Portal and access your e-learning […]
Scan to OneDrive is here!
Information Services is enabling Scan to OneDrive, which allows you to scan documents and upload them to your OneDrive cloud storage in Office 365, on Wednesday 2nd September. Once this feature is enabled, you will need to go through a quick setup process after scanning your first document on a printer/MFD. Please see guidance on […]
Scan to OneDrive is coming
We will soon be implementing a new feature on all University printers (also called Multi-Functional Devices or ‘MFDs’) which will allow you to scan documents and upload them directly to your OneDrive storage in the Office 365 cloud. The documents will be easily accessible from a folder in OneDrive which can be viewed online or automatically […]
Keeping your Windows 10 device up to date
Keeping your computer up to date helps you protect yourself from malware and direct hacking attempts designed to steal your personal information. Here is some guidance for keeping your Windows 10 PC up to date from home. Updating a personal device Windows 10 offers you the choice of when and how to get the latest […]