Top tips

UWE Bristol IT systems are safe and secure, but you need to do your bit too!

  • Never share your passwords
    Every password you use should be strong and completely unique. Never share your passwords with anyone. The University will never email or call you to confirm your password.
  • Watch out for email scams
    Always think before you click links, open attachments, or download files in emails you receive, regardless of who sent them. Fraudsters commonly impersonate Amazon, Spotify and other large companies with clickbait like subjects.
  • Always use cloud storage or network drives to save your work
    You have access to 5TB via OneDrive. Hard disks and USB drives can and do fail. They are also susceptible to ransomware attacks.
  • Clear your desk as screen
    Always lock or log out of devices when leaving them unattended, even if it's just for a moment, and take any portable devices and sensitive notes with you to keep your information secure.
  • Restart devices
    To receive vital security and software updates that will help keep your devices and data safe.
  • Lock away restricted or confidential information
    Read the Information Handling Policy to understand the University's information classifications.
  • Dispose of data securely
    Dispose of confidential waste securely (eg confidential waste bin or shredder) and securely erase data before disposing of hardware (eg computers and USB drives).

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