How To Protect
Simple things we can all do to protect information, and guidance on good practice.
When Malware Bytes
What to do when you have found, or been told, that your device or account contains malware
For new arrivals
No matter you are a new student or a new staff, here are some basic advice for you to help you stay secure at the University of Edinburgh.
To reduce the risk of losing information, make sure that it is backed up on a regular basis.
Encrypting devices and documents
Encryption is easy to use, and provides strong protection for University information.
Lock your devices
Configure your devices to lock using passwords or PINs automatically, or when you put them to sleep.
Think before clicking
Take care what you click on. Phishing is the most common kind of attack.
Configure devices and computers securely
Keep software up to date and configure your security.
Anti-virus software protects your computer from software viruses, and prevents you from accidentally passing them to people you work with.
Security for mobile phones and tablets
Basic advice for securing smartphones and tablet devices.
Social media protection
The risks of using social media, and the care you need to take, to protect.