Come and play

This year the Cyber Security Awareness (CSA) Team brought you a new game developed by UWE Bristol students - Frank's Café!

Come to the event next year (dates and locations will be announced in September 2024) and be the first to try it out the expansion of this game, as well as learn how to stay safe online and grab your freebies.

Keep scrolling to play the online game infiltrators (from CSA 2021) and to find out how to keep you, your data and your devices safe from cybercrime.

Cyber Security Awareness logo of a cloud with a padlock

Frank‚Äôs café logo surrounded by seven monsters

Expect to be targeted

Don't ever say "it won't happen to me". Everyone is a potential victim of cyber criminals.

Beware!

  • Never share your password with anyone.
  • A good password will be strong, unique, and stored in a password manager.
  • Be wary of implied sense of urgency or deadlines.
  • If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Trust your gut!
Target

Play infiltrators

Can you infiltrate different organisations and find the vulnerabilities to steal their data, without getting caught by the security guards?

Play now
Infiltrators main menu

Fraudulent communications

Cybercriminals will often use fraudulent communications to trick unsuspecting users into sending them their confidential data.

Phishing

Phishing is an attempt to steal your personal information via email, SMS or a phone call.

How to spot phishing

  • Check the sender’s address – were you expecting the email?
  • Be aware of basic grammar, spelling errors and always hover over a link before clicking.
  • Be wary of all unknown phone numbers and verify where the text or call came from.
  • Look out for aggressive extortion tactics.

Anyone can fall for phishing – report it to reduce any potential harm caused.

If in doubt – call it out!

Passwords

A unique and strong password reduces the risk of data breaches and protects you from many threats such as identity theft. One of the most common ways that hackers break into computers is by guessing passwords.

Secure passwords

Make passwords difficult to guess by:

  • using a unique password for every account
  • using the three random words technique
  • never share your password with anyone for any reason
  • using a password manager to store and suggest passwords
  • using a minimum of 12 characters in length - always remember, longer is stronger.

What next...

The Information Security Toolkit is full of top tips and advice to help safeguard you, others and the University against cyber threats.

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