Cyber Security Policy

There is a published Cyber Security Policy to which all Trinity staff and students are obliged to adhere to. This document and a full range of supporting material with advice on practical ways that all members of the University can help to protect the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of Trinity information technology resources are available on the IT Security Website.


Phishing awareness

The most frequent cause of cyber security incidents is phishing emails. Phishing emails are fraudulent emails that are hoping to trick you into providing your computer account login details or other personal information. It's important that staff and students be familiar with how to recognise phishing emails and handle them appropriately.

How to recognise phishing emails

Things to remember when creating a password

  • Length - Make your passwords long with 8 or more characters.
  • Complexity - always: 
    • have a mix of upper and lowercase characters
    • include at least one numeric character OR a special character such as ! @ $ % * _ - + = ~
    • but don’t include £ € : ? | space
  • Obscurity - Good passwords are randomised combinations of characters, don’t use dictionary words or include part of your first name, last name, or username.

What you can do

Cyber security incidents are reported every year and all users of the Trinity data network have a responsibility to ensure that they have taken all possible steps to keep their data secure. This applies whether they are using Trinity-owned or privately-owned devices.

Below we have outlined some useful links to help you keep your data secure.