Find out how to keep your digital world safe
Find out how to protect your user identity, personal data, devices, and PC, and about the part you play in helping to keep the University’s data and systems safe. Staff and Postgraduate Research students must complete the MetaCompliance Information Security and Data training, which you can find in the Links section.
If you’re an Undergraduate or Postgraduate Taught student, you can find links to the iDEA training portal in the Links section. You are expected to complete five modules: Cyber Security, Digital Ethics, E-Safety, Safe Online and Social Media Ethics. Each module awards you a digital badge that you can use across multiple platforms including LinkedIn.
Go to https://idea.org.uk/register and sign up with your University email address in the format (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Click on your name (top right) and under Organiser Group Codes add INFOSEC and click ADD, then click SAVE. This will add you to the University’s course area within iDEA.
You’ll find the five courses you need to take in the Links section of this resource or within the Bronze Citizen section on iDEA
To find out more about MFA and your University Account Security, please see our IT Account Security resource.
For help, advice, and to report all information security incidents, contact IT Service Desk on: email@example.com or x3636.
Last updated on 24 January 2023
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- Protecting your Mac OS X device
- Protecting your Windows device
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This resource was provided by Training and Documentation.
The Training and Documentation Team publish a range of user guides to help you use University IT facilities and supported software. They also host regular training sessions supporting Microsoft 365 applications including Word, Excel, Teams, Outlook, and PowerPoint. These are advertised in the Course Booking System.
IT Security Information for Staff & PGR
- MetaCompliance IT Security & Data Protection Training
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