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 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.
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.
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.
Cyber Security Alert Service
Stay up-to-date with the latest cyber security news, threats and advisories here.
Alerts, news and advisories
- Watch out for online shopping scams this holiday season
- Scams Awareness Week 2020 - Can you spot the scams?
- What is a technical support phone scam?
- Beware of fake COVID-19 emails giving out false facts and spreading misinformation
- Scammers targeting Australians by sending text messages themed around COVID-19
- Scammers are impersonating World Health Organisation in relation to the Coronavirus
- Australia Cyber Security Centre BlueKeep exploitation
- Test your knowledge with Google's phishing quiz
- ANU Data Breach information
- Is your password protected?
Keep your device up-to-date to protect from the latest exploits and vulnerabilities.