Let’s take a look at common cyber security issues impacting remote learning — and run through some tips on how you can avoid them.
Your Deakin log in details are hugely valuable. Protect them. Don’t fall victim to social engineering by
- Looking after your information. Don’t leave your username or password lying around for people to find and take.
- Using LastPass to keep track of all your passwords.
- Applying Multi- Factor Authentication (MFA/ 2FA) to as many of your accounts as possible. You can start using MFA on your Deakin account.
If you have any suspicions your Deakin account has been compromised contact Deakin’s IT Help Desk immediately and start using MFA so that you can verify any attempts to log in to your account.
We all get them, and they are annoying. You can reduce the noise by:
- Keeping your email address private (where possible). Don’t store it in plain text on a blog or website, and only give it to trusted sources.
- Using a spam filter. Most email clients allow you to adjust filters based on content to block spam.
- Unsubscribing to email lists and be careful on which websites you give your email address to.
Don’t open messages if you don’t know the sender, or if you’re not expecting them. Spam email can be deleted or marked as Junk.
Fortunately zoom bombing isn’t actually that common but it’s important to note that all online communication and collaboration tools are susceptible to trolls and hackers. Here are a few easy steps you to consider:
- Passwords: Always ensure your Zoom meeting has a password.
- Screen Sharing: If you’re going to be the only one presenting, change your meeting settings to allow only the ‘host’ to share their screen.
- Waiting Rooms: The ‘waiting room’ is a useful tool where a host can manage attendees with a ‘lobby’.