The IT Security and Risk (ITSR) team looks after the security and privacy of you and the University. We’re actively protecting your information at all times.
Below are some things to look out for.
To minimise the chances of a cyber attack, and keep your data and devices safe:
- ensure all your devices have the latest available security updates
- run weekly anti-virus and malware scans and have up-to-date security software
- ensure your passwords are strong, secure and difficult to guess (see choose a strong password and keep it safe)
- use multi-factor authentication where possible
- use a spam filter on your email account
- secure your wireless network and avoid using public wireless networks where possible
- ensure your private wireless network is password secured
- think carefully about what you share on social media.
Have you noticed anything strange with your computer or laptop? If you think you might have been hacked, contact the ITSR team.
Have you received suspicious emails and aren’t sure if you sure interact with them or not? Contact the ITSR team.
If you need to use free wi-fi:
- make sure your operating system is always up-to-date
- disable apps from non-trusted sources
- don't root or jailbreak (i.e. don't remove software restrictions imposed by the manufacturer)
- avoid public wi-fi networks
- only use sites that use encryption (i.e. HTTPS urls)
- connect to a VPN to secure your traffic (use a trusted provider, like Tunnel Bear or Nord VPN).
If you need general security advice or assistance, contact the ITSR team.
We’re happy to visit you and your team to give free training on IT Security, including:
- vulnerability assessments
- risk assessments
- education and awareness
- security operations
- project engagement.
Find out about our Information Security Risk Assessment process.
Help and support
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 03 9905 0775.