Top Security Tips

Information is like money; Value it, Protect it

  • Passwords should be unique, strong and never shared.
  • Beware of phishing emails. Always verify links and never open unexpected attachments.
  • Backup information frequently and delete unnecessary files.
  • Report anything suspicious to the ithelpdesk@ucd.ie.

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Device

  • Apply the latest software updates immediately.
  • Use anti-virus software. Download Sophos endpoint protection.
  • Encrypt your device, files and send information securely.  
  • Lock your device using a strong password or pin.
  • Use a trusted Wi-Fi connection such as eduroam or UCD's VPN (UCD Staff only)when working remotely.  

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Online Identity

  • Share with care. Remember whatever you put online stays online forever.
  • Own your online presence. Use privacy setting that you are comfortable with.

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