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Cyber Security

Being cyber secure is a key priority for us all and there are a number things we can all do to keep our data and information safe. View our tips below to know how you can be more cyber savvy.

BitLocker Drive Encryption is simply a PIN number for your laptop – it will protect your laptop’s hard drive; so if it is lost or stolen, no one can view the contents of it. 

Data on a lost or stolen computer is vulnerable to unauthorized access, either by running a software-attack tool against it or by transferring the computer's hard disk to a different computer. BitLocker helps mitigate unauthorized data access by enhancing file and system protections. BitLocker also helps render data inaccessible when BitLocker-protected computers are decommissioned or recycled.

BitLocker protects your laptop (ie if it is stolen), whereas multi-factor authentication protects your account online (eg from hackers).

To find out more visit Bitlocker on the Digital Hub.

MFA or Multi-Factor Authentication adds another layer of security for University systems as well user's identity and data. Discover more about MFA: