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Developing our digital and information strategy

We're working to deliver the right systems, networks and technologies for all our students and staff to work securely now and in the future.

Unfortunately, while we all spend more time online to work and stay in touch, cyber criminals are busy finding ways to exploit the situation. Please be extra vigilant online.

You can find more advice on our helpful webpage. Following the advice will help to keep you safe. If you can, please share it to help keep students, staff and data secure against the cyber threats we know are increasing while we work away from campus.

At a glance:

  • Never reply to emails asking for your passwords, PINs or other account details
  • Don't open attachments unless you completely trust where they have come from
  • Create strong passwords and use different passwords for different services
  • Stop and check links and websites before clicking, even if they look ‘real’
  • If in doubt, always check with the helpdesk or your service provider (e.g. your bank) before responding
  • Remember the IT Helpdesk is available if you have any questions or concerns

Our digital and information strategy is being developed to accelerate the digital transformation of our institution and revolutionise the future of our technological environment.

To become a true digital leader, we're taking action to:

  • Take advantage of the experience of Covid-19, which has already pushed us to streamline our processes to offer online teaching, assessments, online careers and wellbeing events, and new ways of working. This is likely to affect us for a while more, so we’ll need to remain flexible, but we'll be using this time of change as an opportunity to achieve a much stronger position on digital security and resilience.
  • Work to collaborate and share information much more effectively across the University. This will allow us to build common systems and tools using our collective knowledge and expertise, accessible by everyone.
  • Work on several important infrastructure projects to make our network stronger and ensure the security of all our students, staff and research work.
  • Strengthen the University's governance on data security and information management and developing new policies to make everything clear.

Find out more from Tony Pauley, Warwick's Chief Information and Digital Officer.

We will keep you up to date on the work being done over the coming weeks and months.

Try our useful tips on how to work from home safely:

As well as advice at Warwick, there are other sources of help and information – like the Information Commissioner’s Office guidance on working from home securely and the National Cyber Security Centre's advice for individuals and families to stay secure online .