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IT Security

IT Security

Find out what you need to know about IT security in Trinity.

IT Security is something that concerns us all. We all have a role to play in keeping our devices and Trinity data and IT systems secure. Below you will find key information on:

General information

Password security

We take password security seriously.

Phishing

Phishing is a form of online fraud.

Cyber criminals use phishing emails to trick you into giving away important information, such as your login details. They can then use these to access your own data, or data that you have access to, putting the entire University at risk.

If you receive an unusual email:

  • Do not give away your username and password by email. IT Services will never ask for your username and password via email
  • Do not click on links or open attachments in suspicious emails as these can bring you to dodgy websites or infect your computer with viruses
  • Always pause and check with the sender first before actioning an unusual email
  • Report it to the IT Service Desk (itservicedesk@tcd.ie)

Learn more about phishing

Nine IT security tips

Checkout out the below video for our nine IT security tips.

Learn more about our IT security tips

GDPR and data security

As a staff member, you will likely be in contact with different types of data.

It’s important to know how to handle, store and process this data correctly to comply with data protection and GDPR requirements.

To get started, take a look at our web pages for data classification and data storage to ensure you process data correctly.

Trinity Data Protection website

More information

For more information, visit our websites for IT Security and Keeping IT Secure.

Cyber Crime Watch Hub

The Cyber Crime Watch Hub is an online centre of security awareness training and engaging resources.

This hub blends humour and micro-training to highlight the risk and impact of cyber security attacks in an entertaining way.

It is available to all Trinity staff on Microsoft SharePoint via office.tcd.ie.

Access the Cyber Crime Watch Hub

Staying cyber secure while working remotely

We’ve put together key information to help you stay cyber secure while working off campus.

View our advice on staying cyber secure while working remotely