Cyber Security Update

Cyber securityCyber attacks are become increasingly sophisticated and it is therefore vital that everyone plays their part in reducing the risks to our University. CiCS want to make sure that you are aware of current threats, how to combat them and what we are doing to keep you and the University safe.

Cyber Security Project

The University’s Cyber Security Project is working with stakeholders across the institution as well as industry experts to ensure we continue to provide a safe and secure environment.

This project is assessing the current state of cyber security at the University. Once the assessment is complete, we will use the information to help us improve the baseline security we have in place, address any critical risks that are identified and implement a long-term, robust plan to ensure ongoing cyber security, based on controls that are effective, efficient, appropriate and sustainable.

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Current cyber security threats

Make sure you are up to date on some of the current cyber security threats facing the University and how you can avoid them.

Familiarise yourself with the risks

Email security

Your emails are key to maintaining cyber security at the University. Google’s security controls identify and block the majority of email based attacks, and our customised tools allow us to block University specific threats. But we rely on you to employ secure practices and help to protect us from any potential attacks that get through.

How you can help

Cyber Security Training and Support

Thank you to the 84% of staff who have now completed the mandatory information security training. We’re currently in the process of developing a cyber security specific module to give you the skills to defend against current cyber threats. This training will enhance the mandatory training by focusing on the threats we see day-to-day.

Find out about current training

Remember to always remain vigilant, and if something doesn’t seem right get in touch with the CiCS Helpdesk (helpdesk@sheffield.ac.uk or 0114 2221111) as soon as possible.