Information Security Awareness

Not only is computer security something all staff members and students alike need to be aware of and understand it’s something anyone who utilises the Internet must master. Hackers, identity thieves, scammers, and online criminals are becoming increasingly devious and sophisticated. That means you need to be equally adept at fending them off and making sure you protect yourself.

Using the information contained in the accompanying pages within this website, you will gain an insight into the skills and disciplines required to keep your computing technology secure and your information safe. This will go a long way to improving your knowledge and making you less vulnerable to today’s constantly evolving threats.

Choose from the list of topics below to read further.

  1. Working Securely From Home
  2. Latest Security Alerts
  3. Passwords
  4. How passwords are cracked
  5. Ways in which passwords are vulnerable
  6. Tips for making your password stronger
  7. Good password management
  8. Password security questions and 2 Factor Authentication
  9. Antivirus / Antispam
  10. Signs to look out for
  11. What to do when your system has been compromised
  12. Email Phishing
  13. How to spot a phishing email
  14. NCSC Security Advisory on Spearphishing
  15. Email Security
  16. Minimise the risks
  17. Tips for minimising risks
  18. How to spot malware
  19. Backups
  20. Securing your computer
  21. Tips for hardening computers
  22. Mobile Phone Security
  23. Best practices and tips for Mobile Phone Security
  24. Securely Using Mobile Apps
  25. Wireless Security
  26. Encryption
  27. When to consider using encryption?
  28. Privacy and identity theft
  29. Protect yourself against identity theft
  30. Cloud Services
  31. What do you need to be aware of?
  32. Social Engineering
  33. Social Engineering attacks
  34. Keep your computers, phones, applications. etc. up to date while you are off site
  35. Securing Your Home Network
  36. Is Your Research Data Safe?
  37. Staying Secure on the Road