Cyber Security

Cyber security is how staff, students and Queen's University Belfast working together reduce the risk of cyber-attack.  Cyber security's core function is to protect the devices we all use (laptops, computers, tablets and smartphones), and the services we access, from malicious attacks. It's also about preventing unauthorised access to the vast amounts of information we work with on a daily basis.

For latest information on cyber security Get Safe Online (External Website)

Protecting Your Devices

General Security Advice

  • Always check where an email came from, don't assume that the sender is always who you think it is.  
  • Always think twice before clicking a link
  • Report security incidents or scam emails asking for your credentials to the IT Service Desk immediately.
  • Never leave your phone, tablet, or laptop unattended.‌‌

Advice on Phishing and Ransomware

This 4-page PDF defines and gives advice to help you respond to phishing attempts

For information on Ransomware please see Protecting Against Ransomware Attacks

Microsoft Defender for Office 365

Information Services is implementing Microsoft Defender for Office 365 which will add some additional features to protect users from malware, phishing and spam emails.

Last Updated: November 2020