If you believe that any Departmental computer account or any Departmental IT system has been comprised please contact the Engineering Departmental Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) by emailing cued-cert or via the Engineering Department Help Desk.
The University Information Service’s security pages cover a wide range of topics with comprehensive guides, suggestions for good practice.
- Always make sure that you log out before leaving a terminal in a public area. You are advised to either lock or shutdown personal machines when not using them.
You should never disclose 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 CERT by emailing cued-cert or via 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 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.