To comply with the Data Protection Act and to promote good IT security practice it is important to ensure that staff do not have greater access to University data than they need to do their jobs. When there are staff changes such as new starters, leavers and moves to other Faculties, Departments and Directorates please …
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Outlook web app change in preparation for a move to exchange 365.
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An article in Education Technology has praised Sheffield Hallam University for the way we developed our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) in partnership with students and staff. Read the full article here.

By Steve Flowers, Management Services IT security (also known as cyber security) is the protection of information systems from theft or damage to hardware, software, the information on the systems and from disruption or misdirection of the services they provide. It includes controlling physical access to the hardware and protecting against harm that may come …
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Over the past few years, SHU has been working hard to reduce its environmental impact and has continually maintained its certification to the environmental management standard, ISO 14001. In February, the University’s ISO 14001 external auditor requested to see IS&T to evaluate the actions we have been taking to support SHU’s sustainability goals. What is …
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Personal IT Security

March 24th, 2016 | Posted by Hannah Taylor in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

  Remember to log off or lock a PC when unattended, don’t rely on the screensaver. This is especially important to remember in meeting and teaching rooms. This is so that other people can’t use your email, network accounts and network drives. Do not share your login details on social media sites, or with other …
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Have you been phished?

February 25th, 2016 | Posted by Jennifer Kennedy in IT security - (0 Comments)

The University receives around 25 million emails in an average month.  Many of these are malicious or phishing attempts. To keep staff safe, IS&T either blocks or quarantines anything identified as harmful  (only about 10 per cent of our email traffic actually drops into staff inboxes).  Despite all this, occasionally a particularly sophisticated email attack gets …
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IS&T are in the process of rolling out select and release printing for staff across campus. This means that, once you have sent your documents to the printer they do not print off automatically. Instead, you log in to the printer using your shucard (or manually) and select the documents you wish to print off. …
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By Steve Flowers Do you ever access emails or files using personal equipment or offsite? While it can be a very convenient way of working, University staff have a responsibility to take precautions which minimise the security risks involved The University has a Working Off Campus IT Security Policy, guidelines and advice for staff members …
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JISC has now notified us that the faults have been repaired and tested so our internet connection should be back to normal.  Thank you for bearing with this.