Category Archives: security

Information Security Awareness Week 2-6 October

Information Security Awareness Week 2-6 October 2017

The week will focus on why information matters to all University staff and students, the threats that we all face as users, and how you can take some very simple steps to quickly protect your personal data and research content.

We will also be active on Twitter during the week, with hints, tips and useful guidance. Follow us on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/UoEInfoSec and with #UoEInfoSec.

Further information will be posted on http://www.ed.ac.uk/infosec and Twitter as we announce it.

 

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Information Security Week

treat-treasureInformation Security Week 3-7 October 2016

The week will focus on why information matters to all University staff and students, and how you can take some very simple steps to quickly protect your personal data and research content.

The main event on the afternoon of 5 October will see invited internal and external speakers present and discuss some of the issues. These will be very accessible and are aimed at all audiences, regardless of technical abilities. Bookings are now open via the following event channel: https://www.events.ed.ac.uk/index.cfm?event=book&scheduleID=21717

Twitter:  http://www.twitter.com/UoEInfoSec

Website: http://www.ed.ac.uk/infosec

 

Security – Email

socialmediaIt happens all the time and another large company has just announced that they had a data breach – Yahoo!

What can you do?

  • Change your password
  • Use a unique password
  • Check your account for any unusual activity
  • Ensure your pc is up to date with software and operating systems (including an anti-virus package)

Further information about the Yahoo hack can be found at: