Security

What exactly is malware?

What does Malware mean? Malware, short for malicious software, is a piece of code considered to be annoying or harmful that tries to infect a computer, phone or tablet. Hackers use malware for a variety of illegal purposes, most of…

Information Security Week

Monday 31st October through to Friday 4th November is the first Information Security Awareness week at Plymouth University. The Enterprise Security team have been busy preparing materials focussing on a series of topics that can affect everyone and their use…

Ransomware as a Service

For decades, cyber criminals have been developing malware with the main purpose of extorting money out of people and organisations. The latest development within this fast-growing scene is the arrival of ransomware as a service, or abbreviated as RaaS. Before…

Beware of the Phishing Emails!

The university mail systems are constantly bombarded by Spam and Phishing (aimed at emails discovering user account details by clicking constructed links) in emails, the majority of these messages are either deleted or marked as such before being sent to…

Single Sign-On, Phase 2 Update

The university has delivered the second phase of the Single Sign-On project yesterday.  This phase centred around the various web resources that are served through or via the intranet (staff and student portals).  Olly from the Service Management team made the live…