Maintaining the security of ICT systems that use the University network is of paramount importance. ICT security aims to protect:
Note that although equipment has built in protection mechanisms these cannot be perfect and are influenced by our behaviour. Hence we can compromise the security by our actions.
It is important for users to behave and use IT equipment in an appropriate manner in order to comply with University regulations and UK legislation. Failure to work within these rules can result in legal action or University disciplinary action. Please be aware that UK law can be different to that experienced in other parts of the world, for example in the area of:
The above statements apply to all equipment used on the University network irrespective of it being owned by the University or the User. For example if you connect your computer to the University wireless network:
You should familiarise yourself with 2 important University documents both available here:
In these pages you’ll find advice and guidance to make you more aware of the issues and risks so that you can work and socialise safely on-line.