Cyber security

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.

Secure your passwords

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.
Complete the cyber security awareness online learning

Keep up to date on current security threats and how to stay safe online

Read articles written by cyber security experts at NTU.

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

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.

Don't be an oversharer

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 fall for these social engineering tricks

Watch out for ransomware

Published 10 March 2022.

Don't fall for ransomware and risk losing your coursework, photos and other important files.

Watch out for ransomware

Beware of money mule scams

Published 24 January 2022.

Find out how online criminals can take advantage of your good-natured desire to help.

Beware of money mule scams

Previous articles

Shopping safely online, especially during the festive period

What phishing is, and how to spot it

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.

  • Last updated: 18/01/2023