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Information Security Awareness


This e-Learning module will help you understand the risks and what you can do to protect the University, and yourself, by minimising the likelihood and impact of information security incidents.


The module was developed by the UK Government’s National Cyber Security Centre to raise awareness of the common cyber security threats that affect most organisations. In several places there are references to policies, procedures and guidance. Links to these documents are available on the course page​ under the heading “Links to University Resources”.

As you’ll have seen with increasing regularity in the news, worldwide occurrences and consequences of information security incidents and cyber-attacks are growing. As a highly-connected institution with students and staff around the globe, the University is of course a potential target for these incidents and attacks, and it is the responsibility of all staff members to help to protect the University’s information, especially personal and research data.


We hope that you enjoy the module and if you’d like to, please provide feedback once you have completed the quiz at the end.

What does the e-Learning module cover?


The module covers four key areas:

1. Defending yourself against phishing

2. Using strong passwords

3. Securing your devices

4. Reporting incidents


What does the e-Learning module involve?


The module:

  • Takes less than 30 minutes to complete.
  • Consists of 4 small sections followed by a quiz once all the sections are completed.


How do I access the e-Learning module?


The module is accessed via Moodle Community. All staff members have been auto-enrolled in the course: