Every October, the European Union campaigns to raise awareness of the need for information security. This year, the EU campaign has the motto "ThinkB4UClick" or "Think before you click". This year, due to the improvement in the situation regarding the pandemic, the information security coordinators will be visiting different campuses in October in order for them to be easily available to many employees.

What can you help with?

“We support and educate your operations on security issues. During the tour, we can, among other things, provide information about secure storage solutions and data sharing services and how to protect yourself against the most common types of cyber attacks such as phishing, ransomware and malware,” says Samantha Tinet, information security coordinator at the university administration.

As an individual employee, can I really do that much to increase information security?

“Yes, you can. Surveys and statistics in the field show that it is usually the human factor and the individual that is the cause of the most serious cyber attacks. Through increased awareness of the most common threats and by reviewing and changing our behaviour in everyday information management, we can reduce the risk of being exposed to various types of computer attacks.”

What are the most common questions you get asked?

“They include, among others, secure storage of research data, secure sharing of sensitive information and how to send encrypted e-mails. In addition, we often receive requests for support in conducting information classifications and risk analyses.

Meet the security department

The following locations and times allow you to meet with staff from the security department to discuss information and cyber security:

  • Thursday 6 October 2022 10.00-11.30: Blåsenhus, entrance hall
  • Thursday 13 October 2022 10.00-11.30: Ekonomikum, entrance 10B (near the reception)
  • Thursday 20 October 2022 10.00-11.30: Engelska parken, glass entrance 3H
  • Thursday 27 October 2022 10.00-11.30: BMC, building A7.