We employ industry-standard security measures to protect your information from access by unauthorised persons and against unlawful processing, accidental loss, destruction or damage. All personal information we hold about you is held on our secure servers. If we hold paper records about you then we make sure that staff are trained about how they should handle this information and make sure it is stored securely.
Information transmission over the internet can never be guaranteed to be completely secure and although the University will endeavour to protect your personal data we cannot guarantee the security of your personal data transmitted to our website. Any such transmission is at your own risk.
Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to prevent unauthorised/unlawful access and disclosure.
A firewall is a network security device that monitors incoming and outgoing network traffic and decides whether to allow or block specific traffic based on a defined set of security rules.
Rules are designed to provide a balance between strong security and allowing staff and students appropriate access to teach and study.
Patch management is a strategy for managing security fixes or upgrades for software applications and technologies. A patch management plan helps the organisation handle these changes efficiently and in a controlled and fully tested manner. We patch our devices and systems as part of a 30 day rolling process. Critical security patches are installed as required.
Access control is a security technique that can be used to regulate who or what can view or use resources in a computing environment.
Access to files and folders and connections to computer networks is based on user credentials, login and password.
The UWS network is constantly monitored for anomalous behaviour which would be associated with cyber-attacks. Event monitoring tools help us to monitor details of activity on the network and allow us to highlight areas of concern for further investigation. Identifying anomalies quickly is vital to securing the confidentially, integrity and availability of data on our network.
Anti-Virus protection is installed on all endpoint devices and updated at least daily with the latest vendor updates.
Antivirus software is designed to prevent, detect and remove malware infections on individual computing devices, networks and IT systems.
Our antivirus software programs include real-time threat detection and protection to guard against potential vulnerabilities as they happen, as well as system scans that monitor device and system files looking for possible risks.