We all need to take the security of information very seriously. There have been numerous reports in the media of confidential data such as personal records being 'lost' through loss or theft of laptops or backup drives.
Information protection and management is of critical importance to the University - without adequate security measures, years of research data, personal information or sensitive documents could be put at risk.
The security of confidential information is the responsibility of the individual member of staff or student NOT the University itself, nor the line manager or Head of Department.
IT Acceptable Use and Information Security Policy
These policies outline the rules for acceptable and secure use of University information and IT facilities. By accessing University IT facilities you agree to abide by the IT Acceptable Use Policy.
The Information Protection Guide gives supporting advice and practical measures on how to protect your information accordng to its value and sensitivity.
The Information Security policy is available online.
Encryption - keeping sensitive information safe...
Encryption converts data into a coded form that cannot be read without knowing a password or phrase, sometimes known as the encryption key.