Users education is also an important activity for our team. Here are some tips on preventing security incidents. In addition to some basic advice, we will also introduce you to the Cybercompass course, prepared for you by CSIRT-MU experts.
The Cybersecurity Team of Masaryk University has also prepared a cybersecurity basics course for you. We chose practical information and prepared understandable guides, thanks to which you’ll act responsibly in cyberspace. Invest in yourself and gain knowledge that the university, employers, and you will truly appreciate and use.
You can also take a look at the Cybersecurity series, which we have prepared for you.
Warning: Hackers are taking advantage of the coronavirus
How do hackers purposefully exploit fear and insecurity to manipulate users in the current difficult situation?
The ransomware threat
Attackers encrypt data and then require money to decrypt them - that's ransomware.
Don’t be fooled
What are the procedures of Internet fraudsters, and how to effectively recognize them?
How to not get tangled up in the net?
A few recommendations on what to watch out for when surfing the Internet.
Take a moment to examine your passwords
Learn how to create a secure password and how to use it responsibly.
Basic tips on preventing security incidents
Here are the top five tips on securely working with information technologies and safely surfing the internet. We aim to help you actively prevent the threats you face in your day-to-day activities in cyberspace. The golden rule is not to underestimate prevention.
- Back up your most important data regularly, ideally in multiple locations.
- Always keep your operating system, software, and anti-virus protection up to date.
- Choose phrase passwords that are hard to guess and easy to remember (for example: "steel squirrel doesn't jump").
- Be careful what you share about yourself online.
- Think critically and question information - the internet is full of scammers.
Visit our website security.muni.cz, where we focus more on the spread of understandable and practical advice and courses that you can use outside the university. You can also follow us on our Facebook page, where we share educational content for our fans and cybersecurity news at MU.
Warnings and information
War and chaos in cyberspace: CSIRT-MU advises what to be careful about
The current armed conflict has not only affected its direct participants - you may have noticed that part of its events is also taking place in cyberspace, which is causing an increase in various threats. In response to these threats, our team has prepared some tips and tricks that can help you avoid potentially unpleasant situations.
Warning: Masaryk University users targeted by malware
In recent days, Masaryk University's cybersecurity team has seen a new sample of malware targeted at Masaryk University users.
Warning: Our university could face a massive wave of spear-phishing e-mails in the upcoming days
The cybersecurity team of Masaryk University would like to inform you about an increased risk of being targeted by fraudulent e-mails in upcoming days, so-called spear-phishing. Fraudulent e-mails could also misuse the current situation around the coronavirus pandemic. Given the nature and possible consequences of this situation, we would like to give you more details.