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Some useful links that you can access for further guidance and information on all things information and cyber sSecurity.

More ways to stay safe

The following points are examples of good operational controls that will help you to minimise the risks of malware. These can apply to both Keele University-owned devices and your personal device(s):

  • Install the latest security updates to your operating system
  • Install anti-virus software on your machine, keep it updated and schedule regular scans
  • Install the latest updates to your web browser and other software (the easiest way to do this is to turn on automatic updates whenever you install programs on your machine)
  • Change your operating system or software if they are no longer supported (i.e. security updates are no longer released for them)
  • Make sure the firewall installed on your machine is activated. Various open-source and commercial firewall products are also available. There is guidance available if you have trouble accessing Keele email from behind a firewall
  • Only download and install software from reputable sources and never install pirated software – you can't trust what it might do
  • Turn off synchronisation when using document sharing sites to share with others

It unsure of how to do any of the above then please contact the IT Service Desk