Protecting your data

As ransomware activity that targets user’s data increases, keeping a backup of your data is a key step towards ensuring you are cyber safe.

Also avoid clicking on links or opening attachments in phishing emails.

Automatically stored on the cloud

Any data you store on OneDrive is automatically stored in the cloud. It's also a good idea to keep a separate backup of really important data that you are working on. This prevents issues if internet or OneDrive is no longer accessible if staff leave Griffith University.

Keep copies

Keep a copy of really important information in an additional location to the cloud—this could be in another cloud drive, on a device such as a USB or another computer.

Information Security Classification and management

Information stored, accessed and disposed of at Griffith University is subject to the Information Security Classification Framework and data handling controls. For further information, contact Information Management.

Information management

Data encryption

Before using encryption, please contact the IT Service Centre and we can advise on options. Phone ext x55555 on campus.

Encrypting data on mobile devices is covered on our mobile device and computer security page.

Mobile device and computer security

Encrypting data on Windows is achieved by using Windows Bitlocker. In Windows, click on Start and type bitlocker.

For the Mac system, use native encryption.

Report a security incident

Report a phishing incident, password compromise, ransomware or other suspicious activity.

Need help?

General enquiries

Access the Service Catalogue to see the full list of cyber security services available.

Or you can ask our friendly staff about IT products and services. Contact us by phone, email or chat.

IT support chat

IT support form

Service Catalogue

(07) 3735 5555 Brisbane

(07) 5552 5555 Gold Coast

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