Cyber Security Awareness

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At UC we want to help each member of our community be safer online.

We are doing this by sharing ways we can protect ourselves and by providing information on what to do if you are impacted by a hack, cybercrime, or other online issues.

We recognise that to be part of a more connected world we need to be more connected. Technology is becoming increasingly part of everything we do, and we need to make sure we are cyber security aware.

Cybercrime is something that will impact every organisation and individual at some time, it can take many different forms, be personal and range in seriousness. Just like in the physical world, there are things we can do to protect ourselves. Through knowledge sharing and action we can reduce the chances of being a victim of cybercrime and minimise the impact of it if it happens.

Here, and through a number of other ways, the team will share tips and techniques that will help keep us all safer online.

The information and guidance being provided is intended to give every member of our community the skills to make themselves safer while using UC resources, in the workplace, or at home.

What should I do if I think I am being targeted?

  • Call the ITS Service Desk on 0508 UC IT HELP (0508 824 843) for advice.
  • Delete the email.
  • Report it. If it’s been sent to you by someone at UC, they might not know their account has been used to send bad stuff.

How to report a scam at UC

  • Create a new email, addressed to report-phishing@canterbury.ac.nz
  • Drag the phishing email from your email inbox and drop it onto the new email message. This adds the phishing email as an attachment to the new email and gives ITS all the information they need to assess the email.