Security - safe computing

Protecting your personal information and digital assets

Security - safe computing

Wherever possible Computing Services protect the services you use from malicious or accidental damage, corruption, destruction or misuse.  Security is an ever moving target as services become more mobile and most of us access services away from campus and on mobile devices.

Not only is there the physical security of the machines and devices you use but the security of your University account, your print credit, your personal and online identity and privacy and the security of the information and data we create or have access to.

We offer support and advice to help you avoid the mistakes that are so easily made but a lot of the malicious activity online is very credible. Always be alert to the potential and if in doubt check with the CSD Service Desk.

Information security

As well as technical security measures to protect your IT account and your identity, it's important that you know how to protect your information. This helps you build in layers of security to protect your most valuable information throughout its lifecycle: from your initial planning, collection, storage and secure sharing, through to retention and how to get help if there is a security incident or data loss.

The Information Protection Guide is a simple traffic light guide that is easy to use and helps you identify appropriate measures depending on the sensitivity of the data.

If you need advice on University IT facilities or security issues, use the CSD self-service portal.

If you need to refresh your understanding of GDPR and Information Security, don't forget to review the online module: just log in to VITAL and select Obligatory Training > GDPR and Information Security.

 For useful and practical advice on privacy notices or data sharing, check out the Data Protection intranet pages.