IT security - stay safe online

Be cybersecurity savvy - learn how to prevent attacks so that you won't lose important data. 

We've put together some helpful information pages on how to report a data breach, secure your devices, manage your passwords, spot suspicious emails, be social media aware, protect your personal data and guidance for mobile device security. You can also keep up to date with the latest IT Security news on this page.  

Please note: As an additional security measure to help protect your BU account, we have introduced Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) to a number of BU systems, including Office 365, Zoom, and Brightspace. Read the MFA guidance and Frequently Asked Questions. 

If you'd like to talk to someone about any online safety issues you can contact our IT Service Desk 24 hours a day, seven days a week on 01202 965515 or freephone 0808 196 2332, or online via the IT Service Portal

Secure your device

Secure your device

Find out how to protect your personal data on your devices including, encryption, password protection and remote-wipe systems.

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Suspicious emails

Look out for spam or phishing emails and know what to do if you get one.

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Looking out for your wellbeing

Take care of your physical and mental wellbeing while you're online, particularly around social media, security risks, gambling and radicalisation


IT information

All the information you need in one place to help you make the most of the IT facilities, tools, services and support available at BU.