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Stay safe online

As a student or member of staff at Sussex, you’re a high-value target for cyber-criminals. Every year, IT Services block millions of threats that target the University, but the best defence is awareness.

Do you know about spear phishing and blackmail scams? Do you know how to spot a fake link? Is your phone secure? Do you use a password manager?

Is your personal data and money safe? 

If you handle information for the University, are you sure you’re using best-practice to ensure that information is secure?

Don’t ever say “it’ll never happen to me”.

IT Services has created a web page to help you understand the most important aspects of online security. Find out how to:

  • spot a phishing email
  • protect sensitive data
  • ensure your software is secure
  • create and store strong passwords
  • back up your data securely.

Learn more about important aspects of IT security at

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By: Alexander Butler
Last updated: Friday, 10 August 2018