Social media settings
Take the time to customise your social media accounts privacy settings
Data Privacy Day 2020
International awareness raising days such as Data Privacy Day celebrated 28 January serves as a reminder to regularly check what information we’re sharing, who can access this information and how it is being used.
Phishing attacks on mobile devices
There has been an increase in SMS phishing attacks on Android devices.
Social media safety tips
Let these helpful tips assist you in better managing your social media accounts.
It's over to you!
Thank you for being a part of Cybersecurity month 2019. We hope that you’ve benefitted from the information we’ve shared around password security, and that you’re taking the necessary precautions to keep yours protected.
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Wednesday, 26 February 2020
Wise up about who has access to your data

Our lives revolve around technology. We send instant messages via WhatsApp. Our thoughts and carefully composed photographs are shared via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. We ask Siri to find the best route home and Alexa to remind us to get milk, bread and speckled eggs.

Publication Date:
Tue, 28 Jan 2020 - 07:15
Cybersecurity Month 2019 takes place this October

Welcome to Cybersecurity Month 2019. Every year, we dedicate the month of October to raising awareness about information and cybersecurity-related matters, by providing you with guidance on how to avoid becoming a cybercriminal’s next target.

Publication Date:
Mon, 30 Sep 2019 - 14:30
UCT making strides in cybersecurity

Cybercrime is on the rise and higher education institutions continue to be at high risk of being attacked not only for their data, but also for their IT infrastructure, which if accessed, can aid cybercriminals with their illegal activities.

Publication Date:
Fri, 24 May 2019 - 08:15
We’ve got your back: the UCT CSIRT

Compromised user accounts, stolen devices, virus/malware infections and data losses have become the norm across the world. The media are constantly reporting on security breaches where millions of user accounts have been accessed and data stolen or leaked. There have even been instances where companies and institutions have had to pay ransoms to get their information back.

Publication Date:
Fri, 16 Aug 2019 - 08:00