Cyber Security Guidance
Staying Secure Online:
When you hear stories about cybercriminals, stolen passwords and data breaches in huge companies, staying secure online sounds daunting, but with a few easy steps, you can do your best to keep yourself and your data secure. The advice in these sections is equally relevant to your time spent in the Colleges Digital Environment and to your time spent in the online world outside College.
A handy website called Cyberaware, will give you lots of tips to help you stay secure and keep your data safe.
Europol also produces some excellent advice on how to secure your digital activities. Their guides can be accessed here and are worth spending time looking at.
Click the blocks below to view more information regarding staying secure online:
The ten-minute video in this section explains the cyber threats facing Colleges and the staff and students who work and study there, and what’s being done to protect you.
Useful links for applying updates to your device
Always apply security updates as soon as you can. Sometimes this happens automatically, but some devices ask you for permission.
Take a look at this web page that gives advice on avoiding Mobile Malware.
The following links will provide advice on why you should always keep software and browsers updated, and how you can also protect your Smartphone or tablet:
Update Your Browser | Get Safe Online
Updating to a newer version of your browser makes sense for increased security and a number of other reasons:. Better security They provide superior protection against scams, viruses, Trojans, phishing attacks and other threats.
Physical Security | Get Safe Online | Get Safe Online
Physical security is just as important as online security in protecting your smartphone or tablet – and yourself – against crime. The compact size of these devices makes them particularly vulnerable to theft, and accidental loss or damage.
Viruses And Spyware St | Get Safe Online | Get Safe Online
Many people believe that smartphones and tablets are not susceptible to viruses, spyware and other malware.This is certainly not the case … in fact the more people that use these devices, and the more apps that
The video below gives some hints and tips as to how to create a strong password. If you choose a strong password, you should not need to change it unless it is stolen or compromised in some way.