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Information security IT and Library Services

We all need to take the security of information very seriously. There have been numerous reports in the media of confidential data such as personal records being 'lost' through loss or theft of laptops or backup drives.

Information protection and management is of critical importance to the University - without adequate security measures, years of research data, personal information or sensitive documents could be put at risk.

The security of confidential information is the responsibility of the individual member of staff or student NOT the University itself, nor the line manager or Head of Department.

Managing University passwords

How to change, recover and remember your password and other tips

Social engineering

Advice on what personal information you publish

Phishing

Random spam e-mail asking for personal info

Hoax e-mail

A modern day chain letter to infect your PC

Spam

Unsolicited e-mail that may be marketing or malicious

SSL Security

Ensuring encrypted traffic between websites and your computer