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Cyber Security 

Cyber Security is a body of technologies, processes and practices designed to protect data and other digital assets from cyber-attacks, damage or unauthorised access.

University data can contain sensitive information such as intellectual property, financial data or personal information that all members of the UWA community have a responsibility to protect.

Our services are available to all members of the UWA community, helping you protect your and the University's data and digital assets.

Cyber Security services

Awareness and training

Providing awareness training, including face-to-face workshops and presentations to staff on cyber security risks and good practices.

The University has introduced cyber awareness training, which must be completed by all staff.

The training equips you to identify and manage fundamental cybersecurity risks. The modules in the cyber awareness training will benefit you to gain cyber knowledge you can use to protect both the University’s data and your personal information.

For more information or to provide feedback, contact [email protected].

Consultation services

Assessing the potential security risks and exposures of your project, systems, applications and proposed third-party contracts

Identifying pragmatic safeguards to assist you deliver your goals in a secure manner

Assisting with interpretation and application of security policies and guidelines

Incident mitigation and response

Responding to cyber security threats, vulnerabilities and incidents.

Conducting post-incident analyses to identify root causes and determine appropriate mitigating controls.

You may request the above cyber security services through the University IT Service Desk. Call ext. 1234 (+61 8 6488 1234) or email IT-[email protected].

We work closely with the University's Information Governance Services to enable 360° information security. If you would like to know more about information classification and handling, privacy, record keeping and retention, please visit the Information Governance Services website.

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Cyber risks are growing and attacks are getting more sophisticated. To stay secure we need to understand how to identify threats, secure our devices and protect our data. View our guidelines on how to protect your data and University IT systems as well as information on the latest online threats and how to respond.

Policies and standards

At the heart of our cyber security efforts is the mission to enable users of the University’s IT assets and services, our students, staff or third parties, to do their business and achieve their goals in a secure manner. In turn, everyone has to be aware of certain security responsibilities and the role we all play in maintaining adequate security. Our policies define the principles that the University Community must follow when using UWA IT systems and services.

IT assets and services of UWA are shared resources that underpin teaching, learning, research and core business activities. The Acceptable Use of IT Policy details your personal security requirements when using IT to maintain a secure, ethical, productive and reliable IT environment for the benefit of all of us.

UWA recognises that cyber security is a fundamental enabler of its mission and strategies. Without secure and reliable information, we cannot provide world-class education, trusted research and community engagement. The Cyber Security Policy commits the University to preserving the security of its IT assets and services, and expresses risk-based cyber security principles.

Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about these policies.

The Cyber Security Policy mandates the development and implementation of a Cyber Security Management Framework (CSMF) that provides detailed requirements for the protection of IT assets and services. This University IT Standard is based on the ISO27001 Standard to leverage industry best practices, benchmark security performance and enable continual improvement.

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Phone: (+61 8) 6488 1234

Email: [email protected]

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