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IT Security Week 2021

While IT security might be the last thing on your mind when online or using your computer, phone or tablet, it is a topic that will always affect you, whether directly or indirectly.  With this in mind,  IT Services and the Trinity IT Security Manager have developed a week specifically devoted to IT Security Awareness.

During IT Security week (usually held in Hilary term) we publish interesting topical articles on our website and hold events to mark relevant topics such as Data Protection Day. You can review the material from past IT Security weeks in the sidebar.

Monday 25th- Friday 29th January

This week we are celebrating IT Security Week and International Data Protection Day.

We will be focusing on a number of exciting initiatives, including launching our new Cyber Crime Watch Hub website, running live online events, as well as posting topical articles on our website.

To mark International Data Protection Day on Thursday 28th January, there will be an opportunity to attend a panel discussion organised by the Data Protection Office, a drop-in clinic for students and staff, and a debate hosted by the College Historical Society.

Monday 25th - Launching the Cyber Crime Watch Hub

The Cyber Crime Watch Hub is an online centre of IT security awareness training and engaging resources for Trinity staff. This hub blends humour and micro-training to highlight the risk and impact of cyber security attacks.

The Cyber Crime Watch Hub is available to all Trinity staff on Microsoft SharePoint via

Access the Cyber Crime Watch Hub and improve your cyber security awareness today!

Tuesday 26th - Live online event: Storing your data securely in Office 365

We are hosting a live online event for Trinity staff on storing your data securely in Office 365 on Tuesday 26th January at 2 - 3pm. Join Information Security Manager Sara McAneney and Office365 Specialist Tom Hayes for guidance and advice on how to store your University data securely in Microsoft OneDrive, Teams and SharePoint.

Register for this event (Microsoft Teams)

International Data Protection Day 2021 – Thursday 28th January

Trinity College Dublin is proud to support International Data Protection Day, an annual event that raises awareness of the importance of respecting privacy and safeguarding personal data.

Data Protection day

Panel discussion: 11 – 11.45am

Data Privacy in 2021 – Assessing its value in a turbulent world. A panel discussion organised by the Trinity Data Protection Office.

Hosted by Adrian Weckler, Technology Editor - Irish Independent, Sunday Independent.


  • John O’Shea, Deputy Data Protection Commissioner
  • Dr Eoin O’Dell, Associate Professor of Law, Trinity College Dublin
  • Dr Carey Lening, Castlebridge

Join this event (Zoom)

Data Protection and IT Security clinic for students and staff: 2 – 3pm

Online consultancy clinic hosted by Trinity IT Services and the Data Protection Office. Please come along if you have any queries in relation to data protection, IT security and privacy.


  • Sara McAneney, IT Security Manager
  • Amir Bijedic, IT Security Specialist
  • Imelda O’Keeffe, GDPR Project Executive
  • Evelyn Fox, Deputy DPO (Research)
  • John Eustace, DPO

Join session here (Microsoft Teams)

Debate: 5 – 6pm

Debate hosted by the College Historical Society. The motion is: 'This House would make Contact Tracing Apps Mandatory'.

All are welcome to attend. Guest speakers to be confirmed.

Join session here (Zoom)