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Think Security, Do Security and Stay Secure

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We’ve compiled a few tips on how you can keep your information secure, including how to protect computers, mobile devices and login details, as well as what to do if you’ve been hacked.

Protecting your data and university information against theft and fraud

  • Keep your password secret
  • Only share information when you know it's safe to do so and with a trusted person
  • Avoid sharing personal data on social media

Read the University's information security and information compliance policies for more information and guidelines.

Protecting computers and mobile devices

  • Store devices in secure areas
  • Make sure devices are pin or password protected
  • Keep your apps and antivirus software up to date
  • Protecting your login details
  • Use strong passwords, don't share them with others and change them periodically
  • If you write a password down, make sure you keep it in a safe place, away from public access

See the new password self-service tool for more information on changing your password.

Dealing with a potential hack

  • Change your login details as soon as possible
  • Use antivirus software to check and remove any viruses or malware on your computer
  • Check with relevant organisations (such as your bank and student finance) to make sure that your details haven't been compromised
  • Contact the IT Service Desk on 020 8331 7555 if you need further help

For more details on information security, visit the IT security webpage.