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Cyber Security training for staff

Dec 06, 2017

You will receive an email tomorrow linking to the training
You will receive an email tomorrow linking to the training

As most of you may be aware, criminals are getting better at developing genuine looking emails designed to steal identities or data. Coming up to Christmas there’ll be lots of email phishing scams attempting to trick recipients into opening virus laden attachments or entering confidential information, such as credit card details, usernames and passwords. To help you to identify and avoid these scams, the University has engaged a specialist security partner to produce a brief training toolkit to give you some tips on protecting your email (both work and personal).

Please take the time to watch the new Cyber Security Awareness training video when it arrives, it should only take around 15 minutes to go through it. It will help you identify and avoid phishing emails that could spread malware or steal your identity and helps you to protect both your and the University’s email and information.

The link to the video will arrive in a separate email from the sender in the next 48 hours.

We are aware that suggesting you click on a link from an external email conflicts with usual advice, however if you hover your mouse over the link before clicking, you should see a window appear displaying the email address behind the link. As below….

The email in the pop-up box should match the email address of the link itself, if it does not, do not click on the link.

If the link does match, you should see the following screen when you click the link……

Just follow the instructions and enjoy the training!

If you have any questions about the training, please contact