Cybercriminals are threatening IT infrastructures and (personal) data constantly nowadays. Maastricht University has already been a cybercrime victim in 2019 and this worldwide threat will continue to affect UM now and in the future. At a central level UM has taken measures to prevent, to detect and to respond to these criminal activities. This is a 24/7 activity.
However, cybersecurity is not only about technology. Cybersecurity is about how we humans deal with technology and data. It is important to be aware of cyberthreats and to use all digital facilities safely. Especially at a time when most of us are working in a hybrid setting, at work, from home and even on the road. Awareness is also a 24/7 activity!
How to protect your data against cyberattacks
Please take a minute to look at this short animation. Or read UM's Information Security Policy to understand the policy principles behind cybersecurity and the various roles and responsibilities, necessary to perform this important task together.
How can I work safely?
First of all: read the Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) and be informed on specific guidelines within your business unit. Then preferably, use UM's centrally managed IT-facilities.
Security should be incorporated in your day-to-day activities so it should be "always on". Read our Do's and Don'ts page with tips and instructions. And while you're at it: please visit our privacy page for important information on your own personal data as well as personal data you have to process within your job at UM.
In addition to this general information it is important to know where to find help if needed. You can always contact ICTS or visit their selfservice page for more information, but most of the time you can ask for specific help or advice from your local support team or the Information Manager (IM) at your business unit.