IT Services works to ensure that the services offered are secure, and security risks are managed effectively.
To this end, our security strategy includes elements such as the multi-factor authentication (MFA)which strengthens our passwords with additional validation methods.
Remember that the security of your dataand of the University does not depend only on IT. We are all part of it, and that is why we invite you to follow the advice below:
Update your computer account password to protect your information, that of your colleagues, and that of other people working at the University. More information in Accounts and passwords.
Everyone's Username and password is personal and non-transferable. Never give it to anyone else. Do not write it down on a piece of paper either.
Do not install applications or software on University corporate devices (PC, laptop, mobile) without first consulting IT Services. Before installing an application on your personal device, make sure that the software is trustworthy and comes from official websites.
Beware of suspicious emails (phishing). If you are asked for personal details in an email you do not know, or in a phone call, do not give them out. In the event of any incident, contact IT Services immediately at contact . Also remember that IT Services never asks for your password for any activity.
Do not use corporate devices to access unfamiliar websites, only access known and official sites.
Do not use public wifi networks where no password is used for connection. Always use secure wifi networks.
Apply the clean desk policy, both on devices and at desk. Ensure that you destroy all paper documentation that you do not need.
Do not leave devices, documentation, or storage media in view of others.
The responsibility for the safekeeping of data is personal. It is important to keep them safe from technical or human error. If your centre or department does not have any specific tool , you can configure Drive for computers to be able to recover older versions of a file, or deleted files with a maximum of thirty days.
Your corporate devices have McAfee installed as a desktop antivirus. Just connect to the internet regularly to keep it up to date, check it frequently. Run antivirus software on your personal devices as well. Remember, the best antivirus is not to access dubious websites.