Why is it important to pay attention to information security and privacy?
Although people often say, "I have nothing to hide", when it comes to information security and privacy, everyone has data that should not be public, such as personnel files or annual appraisal forms.
With growing online crime (an organisation is hit somewhere in the world every 11 seconds) and the average damage of €4 million per organisation after a cyber-attack, it is crucial to pay attention to information security. We all know the example of Maastricht University, which had a huge impact on its operations.
It is sometimes difficult to grasp the extent of cybercrime because you don't 'see' it. Take a look at this real-time cyber-attack map, which shows all cyber-attacks in the world right now.
What often causes security incidents and data breaches, and what can I do as an employee to prevent them?
Most security incidents and data breaches occur due to unconscious human actions, such as losing information, clicking on phishing links, or scams. At FSS, we will therefore focus on raising awareness in the near future. Soon, you will receive tools and tips on how to work safely and recognise cyber-attacks.
- A tidy workplace
- Using Windows+L when leaving your workplace
- The BCC function when sending emails to many recipients
- Report phishing via message reporting in Outlook and data leaks to the ICT Helpdesk.
How can we get in touch with you?
If you have any questions, ideas or suggestions regarding privacy and information security, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Privacy & Information Security Team
Security Officer: Hedy Bulten - hedy.bulten [at] ru.nl (hedy[dot]bulten[at]ru[dot]nl)
Privacy Officers: Aniek Wols & Enna Lujinović - privacy.fsw [at] ru.nl (privacy[dot]fsw[at]ru[dot]nl)