If you believe that any Departmental account or any Departmental system has been compromised please contact the Engineering IT security team by emailing cued-cert or contacting the Engineering Department Help Desk.
Cyber security guides
The University Information Service’s security pages provide guides and suggestions for good practice. Whether you’re working in the Department, in College, or at home, the information there applies to you. Please read it.
Working from home – keeping information safe
If you’re working remotely, you need to make sure that you are complying with data protection regulations, and keeping the Department’s and University’s data safe. The UIS has guidance on best practices when working from home.
Working from home – staying safe online
If you’re working from home, and especially if you’re using the same computer for work and for personal use, please stay safe when going online. The UIS provides online training on cyber security, with videos and quizzes on key topics.
Always make sure that you log out before leaving a terminal in a public area such as the DPO or a lab. You are advised to either lock or shutdown personal machines when not using them.
You should never give your password to anyone else (not even close friends or relatives). We will never ask you to do so, and nor will the University Information Services. If you receive any email or webpage asking you to do so then please report it to Engineering Department IT security team by emailing cued-cert or contacting the Engineering Department Helpdesk.
For more information please see the following links:
Phishing and E-mails
If you think an email might be fraudulent please contact the Engineering Department Helpdesk by emailing helpdesk.
- Never reply to an email asking for passwords.
- Never open attachments from unsolicited messages.
- Never click on links from unsolicited messages.
- If in doubt always contact the Helpdesk.
For more information on phishing click here.
Malware and viruses
Malware is software designed to disrupt, damage or gain unauthorised access to a computer system. You can protect yourself by using anti-virus software. The UIS provide McAfee free for all staff and students for work and home use.
For more information on malware click here.