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IT security

Why is IT security important for you?

Your computer is expensive, your hard work irreplaceable, and your personal data and files are invaluable - so it’s important you protect them all.

These IT Security pages explain the risks of attack from malicious activities and show you how to keep your work, data and computer safe.

Simple steps to keep your computer and files safe

There are some simple steps you can take to help protect your computer and personal details. They will also help you comply with the University's Acceptable Use of IT Policy.

Some measures will provide you with a layer of protection, others will make you more aware of potential threats.

Risks and threats are constantly evolving and changing though, so you'll need to routinely check that you're up to date with recommended security measures.

For more information on staying safe online, visit Get Safe Online, an initiative between government departments and private businesses. 

Reporting email spam or security breaches

To report security breaches, contact the Network Security team:

T: +44 (0)20 7911 5000 ext. 64004

E: csirt@westminster.ac.uk

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