Updates are important
It is very important that you keep your operating system, software, applications and web browsers updated to ensure the security of your data and to protect the UCT network from attack.
Latest purchase order phishing attempt
The UCT Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT) is investigating a new phishing email entitled "purchase order" that is sent from an email address
Vishing attacks remain a threat
Cybercriminals call you on behalf of a well-known organisation and claim that you owe them money, or you have a virus on your computer that they can quickly fix, for a fee. View some of the most common vishing instances, including claims that you’ve...
UCT Information Security policy
UCT now has an Information Security policy aimed at protecting the UCT network, its digital assets and your information.
Stay updated with the latest phishing attacks
Keep track of what phishing attacks the UCT Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT) is investigating.
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Tuesday, 27 July 2021
Social media scams

Cybercriminals can be anyone they want when communicating on social media. All they need to know is who your contacts are, how you know each other and then they embark on their attack. While you think that you are talking to Jade Pops, you’re actually talking to a person you have never met before. Jade’s profile is just being used as a front to get close to you.

Publication Date:
Tue, 07 Apr 2020 - 08:15
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