A message from Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Corporate Services) Dr Stephen
The term Information Technology (IT) security, or
Cyber Security, refers to the protection of networks, computer systems,
software applications and data from unauthorised or unintentional access.
The increased volume of data, generated by the immense
growth of users with countless applications across multiple devices linked to
faster networks, provides ever-increasing opportunities for exploitation. Maintaining access to services and
safeguarding sensitive information requires a strong security positionbased
around vigilance, flexibility and proactivity.
To safeguard your information, the
University’s threat assessment, intrusion detection and mitigation strategies
continue to evolve and improve in response to the noticeable increase in the
number and sophistication of cyber incidents.
Personal Cyber Safety measures and
Set out below are a few basic practices
that each of us can adopt in guarding against some common threats such as
computer viruses, identity theft, data loss and other cyber security breaches.
1.Use Strong Passwords. A
minimum of eight alphanumeric characters in length is considered good practice.
A combination of upper and lower case letters, symbols
and numbers make
for strong passwords.