How easy is it to hack a password? What information are you sharing online? And what should you do about that suspicious looking email in your inbox?
Cyber Smart Week starts on Monday 10 October until Sunday 16 October, and is an opportunity to get up to speed on all things cyber security. From smart passwords to updating apps, there are a few simple things we can all do to keep ourselves safe online.
How easy is it to hack a password?
Well, come and find out while enjoying some free kai (a sausage or veggie pattie) with our cyber security hosts on Tuesday 11 October and Thursday 13 October, 12-2pm. The team will be at C Block Lawn if it’s dry or in the Undercroft if it’s raining. Don’t miss out! Food will be first come, first served.
How to report your suspicious emails
Keep your eye out for any suspicious emails in your inbox. If you find an email you believe could be junk or phishing, and you are using Microsoft 365 Outlook, you can use the Report Message button to improve your email safety.
Hang on, what’s junk mail?
Junk email messages are typically referred to as spam. These are messages that you don’t want to receive that may be advertising products you don’t use or find offensive.
And how about phishing?
Phishing is the practice of luring you into revealing personal information, like bank account numbers and passwords. Often phishing messages look legit but have deceptive links that actually open fake websites.
Ok, so how do I report these messages?
Depending on the device and service you are using to access Outlook, it will look slightly different:
On Outlook desktop client
- Go to the Report Message Button on your Outlook ribbon
- Select your classification (e.g., Junk, Phishing or Not Junk if in your Junk Email folder)
- Select Report
On your phone
- Open the Outlook application
- In your Inbox select the email you want to report
- Use the ellipsis (the three dots’…’) to uncover another menu
- Select Report Junk
- Choose Junk or Phishing
- Select Report
On the web
- Go to office.com and type in your UC credentials
- Select the Outlook application
- Select the email you want to report
- Select Report and the classification via the drop-down menu
- Select Report
Where can I go if I need help?
You can raise a ServiceNow request or call the Service Desk on 03 369 5000.
Find out more about Cyber Security at UC here>
Here at UC, we’re a community of people committed to creating a campus culture of belonging, understanding, inclusiveness and caring. Ākonga Tū, Ākonga Ora.
We all have a responsibility to respect the rights of others in our community, treat others as we would wish to be treated and think about how our actions affect others.
We can all contribute to make our community a better place, and create a safe learning environment for everyone. This includes:
- not getting involved in harassment, bullying, racism, abuse, discrimination or violence in any form (this includes inappropriate gestures or comments, whether face-to-face or online)
- taking care that your words or actions do not adversely
affect the health and safety of any other people
Any activity that jeopardises others’ wellbeing or safety, or encourages law-breaking, is taken seriously. If you experience or witness any harassment, bullying, racism, abuse, discrimination or violence don’t be afraid to speak up about it.
How to formally raise a concern
Here’s a step by step guide on how you can raise a concern at UC:
- If you feel comfortable doing so, try to talk to the person who made the decision or whose actions have caused your concern. Alternatively, you could get in touch with the Dean, Head of Department/School, Service Unit Manager or your Class Representative
- Talk to the UCSA Advocacy and Welfare team or UC’s Grievance Coordinator. They can support you work towards a resolution with the person involved
- The next step is to lodge a formal complaint in writing with the UC Grievance Coordinator or UCSA Student Advocate. Atawhai Ākonga | Student Care, UC Māori or the Pacific Development Team can support you to prepare your statement.
- An investigation will then take place and you’ll be kept informed of progress. UC aims to resolve issues within four weeks
- You’ll be told the outcome of the investigation, and how/why this decision was made. You’ll also receive information about how you can appeal this decision.
Find more information about how you can formally raise a concern here>
How to make an informal anonymous report
You can fill in a form anonymously on UC’s website here. Most of these questions are optional, but try to answer as many as you can.
Where to go if you need some advice
You can also reach out to our UC support services for help and advice if you’ve got something on your mind:
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Why register your party
Hosting a party can be a, bit overwhelming. By registering your party with Good One, our community Police can help you in making your party successful.
Having the Police on board means they can give you a call, provide advice, help you plan and check in on the night to ensure that everyone is safe and having a good time. Find out more about how it works here.
Benefits of registering with Good One
- Party knowing you are safe
- Police will get rid of any unwanted guests to keep the good times rolling
- Easy chats with Police as they know what’s up
What is the deal with parties at Covid-19 Orange setting?
There are no restrictions on gatherings in the Orange Setting, however, it is good to continue healthy habits with Covid-19 and flu still doing the rounds. Stay at home if you’re sick, wash or sanitise your hands and cough or sneeze into your elbow. You know the drill.
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