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The Internet is only a few decades old, and yet it’s hard to imagine or remember how we ever managed without it. It offers us unprecedented opportunities to communicate, socialise, share, learn and organise our lives. But while you’re enjoying everything the Internet has to offer, online criminals are busy developing increasingly sophisticated ways to hack accounts, crack passwords, infect machines and, ultimately, make off with your money, personal data and digital identity.

We take information security very seriously at Oxford. We’re dedicated to keeping everyone at the University safe online, working behind the scenes defending the systems, software and infrastructure you use against attack. And we’re there to help you if things go wrong. But…

Don’t just leave it to the experts. Information security starts with you.

Read our simple, practical guides to staying safe online on our dedicated Information Security site.