York Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT)
If your machine has been attacked or other activity of concern is taking place, contact CERT.
Choose a strong password & keep it safe
IT Services staff will never ask for your password by email, phone or in person.
Keep your device up to date
Update the software on your device to protect it from malware or a security breach.
Remote security features
Lock or locate your device if it's lost or stolen.
Social media safety
Advice on using social media safely and responsibly.
Stop others being able to access your device.
Treat your phone as carefully as your bank cards.
Safe use of University information on all devices
A number of information management courses are available to staff and postgraduate students.
Virus & malware protection
Protecting your device, & what to do if it gets a virus.
Network settings & firewalls
Prevent automatic connections to unknown/open wireless networks.
Dispose of your device properly
Do you need to wipe your data, and how to do it.
Protect confidential data
Encrypt your data to keep it secure when stored or sent.
Files: security and policy
Monitoring internet usage
The University’s internet connection is provided by the UK’s research network JANET. It is a condition of our connection that we are able to trace misuse of the network to an individual if requested.
7 golden rules of information security
Our seven golden rules for protecting information, and protecting yourself:
Using IT when you're travelling