Maintain good IT security

Now is a good time to check on your IT security. Remember to:

  • Enable two-factor authentication by Tuesday 22 March and use it for access to apps and systems
  • Don’t reply or click on links in unsolicited emails asking for usernames or passwords – if in doubt, go directly to the web page or app you use and check there
  • Don’t download software from unknown locations and always be suspicious of free or cheap versions of popular software packages
  • Choose strong passwords
  • Keep everything updated – your antivirus, operating systems and other software

See our IT security information for full details on how to protect yourself from cyber attack.

If you think your machine has been attacked or other activity of concern is taking place, contact the York CERT (Computer Emergency Response Team).

Published by


Christine Comrie

Student Communications Officer

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