As an employee, you are expected to treat all business information (research data, students' personal data, and so on) with due care. Below, we offer rules to help you ensure digital security at work. The menu to the left provides further explanations of each topic.

1. Make sure to have good basic security. This includes at least antivirus software, a firewall and the most recent software updates.

2. Never leave your computer, laptop or tablet unattended. Lock your screen any time you are away for any length of time. On a Windows OS, press the short cut key combination Ctrl-Alt-Delete or the Windows key +L(ock).

3. Create a unique, strong password for your AUAS ID. Change your password at least once a year and never share it with anyone.

4. Watch out for phishing and ransomware (spam). Learn to recognise suspicious emails before it's too late, using these tips.

5. Always use AUAS's central storage services (AUAS network and MyAUAS) to store documents, data and personal details securely. You are strongly advised not to store organisational data on laptops or USB memory sticks. If you do, you are personally responsible for making backups. For cloud storage, use SURFdrive.

6. Also secure your mobile phone and tablet. Use an AUAS mobile or tablet for work.

7. Whenever using open Wi-Fi networks (in the train, cafés, and so on), use to ensure a secure connection. Without a secure connection, others can track your every move! When using Wi-Fi inside AUAS buildings, choose one of the secure networks – either eduroam or hva. Using open Wi-Fi from an AUAS location or AUAS personal workstation is always safe, because you'll automatically be connected to a secure AUAS network.

8. Report lost laptops, smartphones or tablets that are the property of AUAS to the ICTS Service Desk straight away. You must also immediately report the loss of USB memory sticks containing confidential data (e.g. personal details).

9. Adhere to the AUAS ICT Code of Conduct.

10. If you experience an ICT security breach, immediately contact the ICTS Service Desk by or by phone on 020-5951402.

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For any questions regarding (the planning of) the appointment, please contact the Service Desk ICT Services via or call 020-595 1402.

Whenever using open Wi-Fi networks (in the train, cafés, and so on), use to ensure a secure connection

Published by  ICT Services 19 February 2021