As an employee, you are expected to treat all business information (research data, students' personal data, and so on) with due care. In order to work securely in a digital environment, follow the ten golden rules listed below.
At the very minimum, this means: antivirus software, a firewall and the most recent software updates.
Lock your screen if you are away for any length of time. On a Windows OS, press the Ctrl-Alt-Delete or Windows key +L(ock) keyboard shortcuts.
Change your password at least once a year and never share it with anyone.
Learn to recognise suspicious emails before it's too late using these tips.
Do you still want to store organisational data on your laptop, USB memory stick or in the cloud? In that case, you must encrypt the hard drive on your laptop, personally ensure you make back-ups, use secure USB sticks or save your files in the SURFdrive cloud storage system.
Use an UvA mobile or tablet for work.
Without a secure connection, others can track your every move! Do you use Wi-Fi inside UvA buildings? Choose one of the secure networks – either 'eduroam' or 'uva'.
You must also immediately report the loss of USB memory sticks containing confidential data (e.g. personal details).
Immediately contact the ICTS Service Desk ICTS by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone on 020-525 2200.