Online Security

Online security is the most important aspect of your connection. Internet users whose connections are always 'on' are vulnerable. Always make sure your computer and/or mobile device is secure by following the steps below.

  1. Firewall - a firewall provides a protective barrier between your computer and potentially harmful code and computers. The University has a firewall, but you should ensure yours is enabled.
  2. System Password - secure your computer or mobile device by setting a password that needs to be entered every time you access your device.
  3. Operating System Updates - software updates help shield your device from vulnerabilities by plugging the loopholes in the operating system.
  4. Antivirus - antivirus software protects your computer against most malware and viruses which can jeopardise your online security.

If you have any questions regarding online security, please contact us via Hornet Portal. One of our Hornet Reps will respond to your question within 48 hours.