Digital and Campus Services provides resources and information to ECU staff and students to educate and enable them to protect their own personal information, and that of the University.
Our major information and security measures include:
Multifactor Authentication (MFA), is mandatory for all staff at ECU. Using MFA adds an extra layer of security and helps mitigate the risk of data breaches and credential theft.
The number of passwords we are required to remember, both at work and at home, continues to increase. Protecting these passwords is a priority as they safeguard important services, information and locations. Many people have poor password habits and hygiene, such as using similar or the same passwords for all their accounts or not changing passwords often enough. LastPass is a tool that can help by generating complex passwords for different accounts and storing them securely.
The Information Security team provide ongoing email alerts and advice to ECU staff and students as required, whenever security threats are detected.
A range of materials have been developed to raise awareness of security threats within ECU and the broader community. Find out more about protecting your own personal data, and that of the University:
Training is available for all ECU staff and students. Contact the Information Security team to find out more.
Industry experts monitor for security threats and take action to prevent or mitigate security breaches within the University.
If you experience suspicious, unusual or threatening cyber activity, you must to report it immediately. Staff assistance and vigilance is essential to detecting and responding swiftly to information security threats to the University.
Examples of suspicious activity can include:
The Information Security, Risk and Governance team can provide advice and guidance if you experience any of the above. Please report these incidents to the IT Service Desk in the first instance as a matter of urgency. Information security is everyone’s responsibility.
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