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:
We take password security seriously.
- Do not share your password with anyone, at any time, for any reason
- You are responsible for the actions carried out under your Trinity computer account
- You must change your password every 180 days
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 (email@example.com)
If you have replied to a phishing message or clicked on any links within the email body and entered your Trinity username and password please immediately:
Nine IT security tips
Checkout out the below video for our nine IT security tips.
GDPR and data security
As a staff member, you will likely be in contact with different types of data.
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.
Staying cyber secure while working remotely
We’ve put together key information to help you stay cyber secure while working off campus.