Protect Yourself

The team has news about some of the known serious security risks. including "the HeartBleed bug".

You are the target!

You may not realise it, but your computer, your mobile devices, your Oxford accounts and your personal information all have tremendous value to criminals. With access to these, criminals could:

  • ...get access to your email account to read or delete your emails, or use your account to send thousands of spam emails
  • ...log into other online accounts like your bank account and steal money
  • ...steal your credit card details and buy things online with them
  • ...take control of your computer to record everything you do, hold you to ransom, attack other computers on the Internet or send spam
  • ...use your personal details to commit fraud using your identity

But don't panic because taking just a few simple measures can help you defend yourself against cybercrime and prevent you from becoming another statistic. These pages are here to provide you with the information you need to protect yourself online.  Here are just some of the ways in which you can start to make sure that you can stay secure online: 


The InfoSec team have come up with some quick answers to common questions.