Scam emails: Are you there?

Over the last few months, we have seen a substantial rise in the volume of phishing emails being sent to university staff apparently from a colleague.  These emails are sent from a fake external email address e.g. colleagues.name@gmail.com or something similar.  Often the emails are made to look as if they’ve come from senior colleagues or colleagues […]

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Stay Cyber secure over the holidays.

As we all prepare to rest over the winter break, Information Services would like to take this opportunity to remind everyone of good practices for staying cyber secure over the holidays. Criminals are taking advantage of recent events to craft convincing emails, texts and phone calls to trick you into giving up your personal information. […]

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Introducing Safe Links

protecting you from malicious links in email In summary Safe Links is a Microsoft security feature that checks every link you click in an email for malicious content and blocks access if content is suspicious It changes the URL of the link briefly to direct it through the checking servers. Links are prefixed with https://eur03.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/ […]

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External email tagging

Phishing is a top cyber security threat to the University of Stirling.  Personally-identifiable information – the primary target of phishing attempts – which falls into the wrong hands can cause much financial and reputational damage to the University and its employees.  Phishing attacks are often launched by including malicious attachments or links in email.  When […]

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World Password Day

Today is World Password Day! While we are all doing some spring cleaning, we thought this may be a good time to tidy up old passwords and start using some new ones! Tidying up passwords – where to start? You may want to have a think about the passwords that you use for sites that […]

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Stay Cyber Safe While Working Remotely

Due to increasing concerns over the spread of COVID-19 globally and in the UK, the University has suspended face-to-face classes to protect the health and well-being of our students. Teaching is being delivered online and staff members are encouraged to speak to their line manager about working from home where practical. However, working from home […]

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