News: SecureIT

Keeping your data and systems safe

Data protection

New ways to protect University systems and information coming soon: Global Protect virtual private network and multi-factor authentication of HR systems

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Reminder to use unique passwords

Online safety

Data breaches have become common with increased sophistication and volume of cyberattacks, and could affect you!

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Digital 'spring cleaning'

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Thinking about what information you share online is a necessary precaution, and one important step you can take to help protect yourself and your family is an annual digital ‘spring clean’ to reduce the risks of impersonation and other threats.

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Tech tips: Multi-factor authentication

IT Acceptable Use and Security policy

Multi-factor authentication (MFA) is one of the most effective controls available to maintain the security of our data and systems.

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Top tips to avoid 'spear phishing'

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'Spear phishing' is a very dangerous type of phishing in which criminals target individuals or companies using very realistic 'bait' or calls to action, using publicly available information. Spear phishing could draw on information from websites, social media, annual reports, media releases, or other easily available information.

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Tech tips: phishing, smishing and vishing?

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We are all probably pretty aware of what to look out for to avoid getting trapped by ‘phishing’ emails, but ‘vishing’ (scam phonecalls) and ‘smishing’ (SMS scams) are also getting increasingly sophisticated. These days, almost any avenue of contact provides the opportunity for scams. Find out more.

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Urgent advice to update your iPhone software

Security researchers have released information on critical vulnerabilities affecting all iOS versions before 12.1.4 and all iPhones.

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Increased 'phishing' attempts

Recent reports of a notable increase in ‘phishing' attempts in the education sector, together with news that the Australian National University has recently discovered a 2018 data breach, provide a timely reminder of the importance of data security.

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Simulated phishing - baseline phase completed with prizes

Following on from the Chief Information Officer Bev McQuade’s email back in June 2017, simulated phishing emails were sent out to all staff between August 2017 and January 2018. They were intended to help us objectively gauge the vulnerability of the University, as well as deliver ‘just-in-time’ learning in order to build awareness of the various types of online phishing situations.

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