Cyber security a priority for students

Recent research from Check Point Software Technologies Ltd has highlighted that students are at a higher risk of cyber crime when they return to university, as a result of accessing their online education via numerous networks from public libraries, coffee shops and more…


Indeed, using a wide range of networks creates a higher chance of cyber security risks including bank fraud, credentials theft, ID theft or social media account takeover.


If accessing networks outside of your home or office use a Virtual Private Network (VPNs). This will hide your device’s IP address – a piece of key information that hackers need to identify and access your device.


Always think before you click on a link; follow our password guidance; do not download content from unknown senders and ensure the websites that you are accessing are legitimate.


The UK’s education sector has seen a significant rise in cyber crime during the pandemic, which serves as a reminder to all students and staff of the importance of cyber protection to help prevent an attack.


On our website, you can find a selection of resources tailored for a range of organisations, as well as our FREE core membership option.


For further information on cyber security, contact us at enquiries@nebrcentre.co.uk