IT Security

The objectives of IT Security at CardiffMet are to maintain the availability of IT services, to safeguard the confidentiality and integrity of information resources and to ensure that computer usage complies with relevant legislation.

An important part of this is related to the measures put in place by Library and Information Services to protect information resources. Many of these occur in the background so you may not be aware that they are happening.  

  • Ensuring all Desktop PCs and Servers are kept up to date with security patches
  • Installing Anti-Virus software and ensuring it is kept up to date
  • Filtering access to and from the internet by the use of firewall products
  • Maintaining logs of activity to aid troubleshooting processes
  • Implement mechanisms to limit junk-email
  • Maintain disaster recovery plans for Corporate IT Services
  • Provide advice on best practice in IT security for Corporate IT Systems

Ultimately, however, all members of staff and students are responsible for IT Security. Please refer to the Electronic Communications Policy for further information on your responsibilities.

The most important thing is that if you are unsure about any actions you have taken or are about to take and whether these could have any IT security implications then please check with the IT Helpdesk. 

In addition, if you are aware of any IT Security related incidents and would like to report these in person or anonymously then you may do so by emailing itsecurity@CardiffMet.ac.uk