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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Sunday, 20 June 2021
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
Secure your home network

There is a common misconception that home security networks will never be targeted by cyber criminals, because they are too small. Unfortunately, in many cases cyber criminals do not target individuals, they target networks that are easy to access.

Publication Date:
Fri, 15 Jun 2018 - 16:00
6 tips to master password security

Follow these six tips to ensure you have uncrackable passwords for your online accounts.

Publication Date:
Tue, 12 Sep 2017 - 08:30