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Students should be aware of the cyber threats in a University and are encouraged to avail of a free online IT Security Awareness Training module.

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Awareness training is available for students within Sulis. Please log into Sulis for more information at https://sulis.ul.ie

More information around IT security and how you can keep your data and the UL network safe can be found here: https://ulsites.ul.ie/itd/it-security  

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  1. Beware of suspicious emails and phone calls

 Phishing scams are a major threat today. Phishing scams will attempt to trick you into giving away personal information such as your ID login, password, banking or credit card information.

  1. Practice good password management

Follow these password tips:

  • Don’t share passwords and don’t write passwords down.
  • Never use the same passwords for multiple accounts and devices.

Computer Account Passwords can be reset easily using the Self-Service Password Reset Password Management | University of Limerick (ul.ie)

  1. Take care when clicking on web links

Avoid downloading software from untrusted sources. These sites often host malware that will automatically, and often silently be installed on your computer. If you are suspicious of an attachments or links, do not click on them.

  1. Protect your sensitive data

Documents and files can be sent securely using HEAnet’s Filesender Please visit https://filesender.heanet.ie

  1. Back up your data

DO NOT STORE DATA ON UL PCs. Student PC files are wiped daily and no information should be stored locally on UL computers. All data should be stored on your  Microsoft OneDrive or External Storage Devices (USB keys). For Further information on MS OneDrive, please for to the Student Self-Service Portal  then click on IT SERVICES,  MICROSOFT OFFICE 365 - EMAIL, ONEDRIVE, TEAMS, STUDENT ONEDRIVE FOR BUSINESS.

More Information can be found here IT Security | University of Limerick (ul.ie)

Beware of Phishing Attacks

“Phishing” is a very common type of cyber-attack. Phishing attacks can take many forms, but they all share a common goal - getting you to disclose sensitive information.

  • Be careful of emails requesting you to verify your log in detailsITD will never ask you to do this via email
  • Do not click on links or attachments from unknown senders. Be especially wary of compressed or executable file types
  • Do not provide any sensitive or personal information over email to unsolicited callers
  • Check email senders address for suspicious or misleading domain names (eg. sender@gmail.com.br)
  • If you cannot tell if an email is legitimate Do Not Open It.