Information Security for Employees
Are you an employee at Aalborg University and do you have questions about information security? Then you have come to the right place! On this page, you will find a variety of resources about information security at AAU and how you, as an employee, can best handle it. You can also select your specific role as a teacher, researcher or administrative employee to find more relevant information.
What is expected of me?
As an employee, you process information on behalf of Aalborg University. AAU has plenty of security measures in place, but the first, and biggest, step towards securing your data is for you to take. In short, this means that you are responsible for ensuring that information is processed, stored and shared in a responsible and secure manner - using the guidelines you will find on this page.
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7 tips to keep your information secure
Avoid taking the bait
One of the most common hacker attacks is phishing. People with the intention of stealing your information send you messages that on the surface look like the real thing. Therefore, it's a good idea to be sceptical when MitID, Føtex and foreign princes want you to click on their links.
Store your files on AAU-approved platforms
Protect your passwords
You've probably heard it a thousand times before, but try as much as possible not to reuse the same password over and over again for all your logins. Your passwords are also more secure if you don't include your name and birthday. You can read more about passwords at AAU here.
Be wary of using free networks
When you connect to a free wireless network, for example in cafés or at the airport, you rarely know who might be watching on the other end. Free networks may be free to join, but it can be costly for you if someone with malicious intent steals your information.
Avoid public computers
Libraries and hotels often provide computers with internet access. These machines may contain malware or keyloggers that can, for example, collect the passwords you enter. Avoid accessing confidential and sensitive information on a borrowed computer. And always remember to log off.
Turn off Bluetooth and Airdrop
By turning off Bluetooth and Airdrop when you're not using it, you can prevent others from logging into your network or viewing your files.
Keep yourself updated
One of the best things you can do for your digital security is to keep your devices and yourself up to date. New updates for your devices often patch old security holes - and you can patch the gaps in your information security knowledge by clicking around this website.
Report a Security Incident
Want to report a security incident? Or are you curious about what a security incident actually is? As an employee or student at AAU, you must report security incidents as soon as you experience them.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Do you have a question that you haven't found the answer to yet? Then you might be lucky that others have asked the same question before. On this page you will find the most frequently asked questions about information security at Aalborg University.