Did you know that UOW blocks more than 1.3 million cyber threats a week, 1.3 million is a lot of anything in today's interconnected world.
Cyber security is everyone's business at home and on campus. Whether you're a staff member or a student, protecting your work and personal information is a must.
First things first.
Let's talk about protecting your systems. Stay ahead by updating your apps, computers and smart phone regularly.
Think of it as giving your armour an upgrade to keep the threats at bay. Make sure you store your files in a secure location that is backed up. These will ensure your important documents are safe even if the unexpected strikes.
Passphrases are like secret keys to your digital kingdom. They're stronger and more secure than traditional passwords. Set them up today for greater security and peace of mind.
Scams often lurk in familiar disguises. They might impersonate trusted organisations like banks, police and governments asking you for confidential information or money. Remember, never share your bank or personal details online, through email or over the phone. Trusted organisations will never ask you for confidential information this way. Never send money to someone you don't know.
Despite our best efforts, cyber attacks can happen. Stay calm. Act swiftly and ask for help. We're here to support you. If you come across any suspicious activity or believe you've been targeted. Log a ticket with the IT service desk or call 024221 3000.
If we all take a moment to stop, think and verify, we can protect ourselves and the university from cyber threats. It's up to all of us to keep our community safe, because at UOW, cyber safety is everyone's business.
Visit uow.info/cyber-safety for more details.