Top tips to keep you safe

Always use multi-factor authentication

Multi-factor Authentication (MFA) adds an extra layer of security to your accounts.

MFA can be used not only for University accounts, you can also set it up to secure your social media accounts, personal email accounts and many other online services.

Protect your personal information

Always keep your personal information as secure as possible.

Secure your devices

Never leave your devices, laptop or computer unattended

Always lock your devices, laptop or computer when you aren't using them

Ways to lock a Windows PC or laptop: 

  1. Press the Windows logo key and L at the same time 
  2. Press Ctrl + Alt + Delete at the same time, then select Lock from the options on screen 

Ways to lock an Apple Mac desktop or laptop: 

  1. When using a MacBook, MacBook Air or a MacBook Pro, just close the lid 
  2. Go to the Apple menu and choose Sleep 
  3. On the latest macOS version: press Command, Control and Q at the same time 
  4. On an older macOS version: press Control, Shift and the power button at the same time

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Safeguard your data

Protect your data from getting lost or falling into the wrong hands.

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Use good password management

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Install antivirus protection

If you have a Staff Standard Desktop (SSD) or a UofG supported and managed system then antivirus, malware protection and firewalls are managed for you.

If you manage your own system then you are responsible for ensuring it has the most up to date antivirus and malware protection installed, and is protected with a firewall.

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Avoid phishing scams

Everyone is a potential target, avoid email and online scams

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