Recent attacks in the sector, Common Cyber Security Myths, and the Importance of Awareness Training How is it April 2022 already?! At least Spring is on the way, and we can look forward to longer and sunnier days (wishful thinking?). Whilst the weather may be changing, the pandemic continues to affect how we live our […]
Scams are everywhere
Like most of us, during a crisis, we will want to show our support and donating to the cause, is often the most common method to allow people to show their support. Unfortunately for us, it appears that, unfortunately, we live in a time where there are several people and groups who like to take […]
Changes to how you access email.
As part of our on-going programme of security enhancements, we have already made some changes to the way that email is accessed in order to remove less secure methods of accessing your university email account that do not enforce MFA (multi factor authentication). Microsoft is increasing the security of Office 365 which will now result […]
Staying cybersafe over the holiday period.
From banking to shopping, and streaming to social media, people are spending more time than ever online. This means more opportunities for hackers to carry out cyber attacks. They often do this by targeting people and businesses using: email and website scams malware – software that can damage your device or let a hacker in […]
University Mac/Apple Device Owners – Action Needed
The University is committed to achieving certification in Cyber Essentials to comply with the Scottish governments Cyber Resilience framework. The recent expansion of our scope for Cyber Essentials from a small selection of windows-based PCs to encompass all our devices, means that we may not be able to achieve this without plans to manage Macs and Apple […]
Information Services has been alerted to an increase in phishing emails targeting colleges and universities across Scotland. These emails contain links to a website asking you to enter your University email address and password with an intent to steal your information. These phishing emails are often crafted using fraudulent information related to Covid-19 prevention measures […]
European Cybersecurity Month 2021
The European Cybersecurity Month (ECSM) is the European Union’s annual campaign dedicated to promoting cybersecurity among EU citizens and organisations, and to providing up-to-date online security information through awareness-raising and sharing of good practices. The ECSM campaign is coordinated by the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA) and the European Commission, and supported by EU […]
HMRC warns of student scams
University students taking part-time jobs are at increased risk of falling victim to scams, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is warning. Higher numbers of students going to university this year means more young people may choose to take on part-time work. Being new to interacting with HMRC and unfamiliar with genuine contact from the department […]
Sextortion emails and sextortion.
Sextortion emails Sextortion refers to the broad category of sexual exploitation in which abuse of power is the means of coercion, as well as to the category of sexual exploitation in which threatened release of sexual images or information is the means of coercion. These are just a different form of Phishing email. They contain […]
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 […]