Custom-made cybersecurity communication

From next year you will see minor changes in our communication and it’s part of a bigger plan to improve our communication with you so you won’t feel lost in the world of technology. 

Cybersecurity is increasingly becoming part of all our lives, whether it’s at the office or at home. Cybercriminals are constantly improving their methods and becoming more clever, therefore, we have to try and stay one step ahead of them. 

From 2018 we will be sending you a dedicated cyber security newsletter once a month with all the latest phishing attempts, as well as advice to stay cyber secure.

In addition, we will continuously send you emergency alerts to warn you against specific phishing attacks as we become aware of them. We do realise that we live in a time where we’re all overwhelmed with information and our inboxes are inundated with senseless emails. However, for your own safety and those of your colleagues, it’s of the utmost importance that you do read these emails. We are also looking at other faster and more effective methods of communicating.

From now on all communication from IT will be sent from one email account, namely (IT official communication | IT amptelike kommunikasie) and both the emergency alerts and newsletter will be branded with IT’s information and the university logo. (see example right) In spite of our attempts to brand our communication, it’s still possible for phishers to copy it and use it for phishing attempts. For this reason, it’s important that you’re always vigilant, even if it seems legitimate. Look out for the telltale signs of phishing before you blindly click on links.

Apart from these initiatives, we will be working on more integrated web services, awareness campaigns and information sessions for staff. With your support and assistance, these projects will ensure that our staff and students will be more cyber safe.

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