Read NTU's advice for keeping yourself safe online.
If you suspect an online scam or anything suspicious, then report it to the Digital Technologies Service Desk, including attachments or links you've clicked on.
Cyber security awareness online learning
It is essential to understand how to stay safe online and protect your data. The cyber security awareness online learning is available through NOW as part of your NTU Online Induction and is recommended for all students.
Completing this short 15 minute programme will:
- Give you an awareness of the security threats and what to do if you think your data has been compromised.
- Help you to identify the warning signs and how to avoid being a victim of phishing emails, social media fakes and suspicious websites.
- Develop good security practices when using Outlook and Teams.
- Help you to be confident in knowing how to report a data breach.
Keep up to date on current security threats and how to stay safe online
Read articles written by cyber security experts at NTU.
Spotting harmful content online
Published 24 May 2023.
Do you reckon you could spot harmful content online? Find out the things to look out for and what you can do about it.Spotting harmful content online
Could someone crack your password?
Published 3 May 2023.
World Password Day on Thursday 4 May provides a good opportunity to take a look at the passwords we use every day and consider how secure they are.Could someone crack your password?
Online gaming - know the risks
Published 8 March 2023.
Your game accounts are very valuable to cybercriminals. If you're a gamer, make sure you know the potential risks and how to keep your accounts and personal information protected.Online gaming - know the risks
Don't be the 'Tinder Swindler's' next victim
Published 7 February 2023.
It’s important to be mindful of romance scams, especially if you use dating apps.Don't be the 'Tinder Swindler's' next victim
Don't download a dodgy app
Published 8 December 2022.
Our phones contain a huge amount of our personal data which makes them an enticing target for cybercriminals. See these simple tips about how to keep your mobile apps secure.Don't download a dodgy app
Don't be caught out on Black Friday
Published 21 November 2022.
With Black Friday and Cyber Monday around the corner, there’s no better time to start thinking about how to do your online shopping safely.Don't be caught out on Black Friday
Browsing the internet safely
Published 26 October 2022.
October is Cyber Security Awareness Month, so we thought we'd give you some tips for browsing the internet safely.Browsing the internet safely
Steps to stay safe from energy efficiency scams
Published 13 October 2022.
There’s been a surge in energy efficiency scams offering money and grants. Find out the things to look out for to protect yourself against falling for these tricks.Steps to stay safe from energy efficiency scams
Multi-factor authentication: keeping your NTU account secure
Published 29 September 2022.
You might already have it enabled, but multi-factor authentication (MFA) will continue to be rolled out to all NTU students this term.MFA: keeping your NTU account secure
Think like a cybercriminal
Published 21 September 2022.
A cyber attack can mean you lose personal information or your money. Think like a cybercriminal, don't fall for their tricks and help protect yourself against possible cyber attacks with these tips.Think like a cybercriminal
Shopping safely online, especially during the festive period
Published 13 December 2021.
Read NTU's top 10 tips for staying safe while shopping online.
What phishing is, and how to spot it
Published 2 November 2021.
Top tips to avoid online scams
Published 22 September 2021.
Students are often targeted with various cyber scams, so it’s good to know how you can protect yourself online.
Beware of money mule scams
Published 24 January 2022.
Find out how online criminals can take advantage of your good-natured desire to help.
Watch out for ransomware
Published 10 March 2022.
Don't fall for ransomware and risk losing your coursework, photos and other important files.
Don't fall for these social engineering tricks
Published 31 March 2022.
Learn about what social engineering is, and how you can help protect yourself against it.
Don't be an oversharer
Published 19 May 2022.
It's really important to know how to manage the security and privacy settings on your accounts, so that your personal information remains inaccessible to anyone but you.