Tips for working (more) safely
Tilburg University has an important responsibility in keeping its data secure and reliable. The university does this by taking various measures. Nevertheless, these measures alone are not enough; we need the help of all employees in doing so. Therefore, on this page you will find tips on how to work safely and securely.
Virtual Private Network (VPN) 'GlobalProtect'
VPN (Virtual Private Network) is used to access services and servers over the Internet that are not freely accessible over the public Internet.
How do I recognize a phishing e-mail?
Always be vigilant when you receive emails. Companies do not ask for personal information or account details via email. This also applies to the ICT or HR department of our university.
Clean desk, why?
A Clean Desk policy simply means that there is as little stuff on your desk as possible, only the things you require to do your job. In addition, this means that confidential information should not be left unattended on your desk, to prevent (among other things) theft and exposure.
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Tips for working safely
How do I store and share my information securely?
Storing information in the right places and sharing it safely are important parts of working safely. This reduces the risk of data breaches. Moreover, by storing your work in the right place, you ensure that your work can be taken over by a colleague. This is for example important when you are on holiday or if you are absent for a longer period of time due to illness. On this page you will find several points of interest for keeping and sharing information safe.
How do I make a strong password?
Do you use one of the ten most commonly used passwords? And are you unable to come up with a different password for each account? In this article we give simple tips to make your password stronger as part of ‘verander je wachtwoorden dag 2023’.
Hoe kan ik werken in een beveiligde omgeving?
Werk bij voorkeur thuis met een laptop of pc van Tilburg University. Deze zijn namelijk voorzien van verschillende veiligheidsmaatregelen, zoals een versleutelde harddisk, een antivirusprogramma en een ingestelde firewall.
How do I use the university's Wi-Fi network?
With eduroam you have easy and secure access to Tilburg Universit's wired and wireless network. You also have to access to the networdks of other institutions that offer eduroam.
Beware of strange requests from an 'acquaintance'
Sometimes hackers try to impersonate an acquaintance (e.g. a colleague), asking the addressee to share certain information. This is a form of social engineering.
Be aware before you share your personal information!
Nowadays, you can find apps or other software for nearly anything you can imagine. Often these apps are free too! But usually you have to provide a lot of personal information or give the app access to other things on your phone. In this post we'll give you some more information about this, so you can be more aware of what you're doing.