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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, computer, tablet 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]

Security Policies and Acceptable Use Guidance

These Policies apply to all members of staff, visitors, contractors and students of the University and must be read before computer resources are used.

Acceptable UseData/Information Security
 Computer Resources - Acceptable Use Policy   Information Security Policy
 Staff Computing at Queen's - Acceptable Use Guide   Information Handling
 Student Computing at Queen's - Acceptable Use Guide   Mobile Computing Policy
    Data Security Guidance
    Password Policy  

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.

Security Tips

  • Roll the mouse over a link to see its destination, in a browser this will be displayed in the bottom left corner and in Outlook it is displayed above the link.
  • Be suspicious of unknown sources or even links from trusted sources - if in doubt, seek advice or delete it.
  • Always think twice before clicking a link.
  • Report security incidents or scam emails asking for your credentials to IT immediately.
  • Never leave your phone, tablet, or laptop unattended.‌‌

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Last Updated: November 2020