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Information security

Managing and securing information at the University.

Information Management and Security Team

The Information Management and Security Team is made up of colleagues from key areas of the University such as Finance, Governance, HR, Information Services, LRLR, Risk Management, and Student Services.

The team provide the tools, guidance and support for Faculties, Schools and Professional Service Units to understand and manage their local information security risks. We also monitor networks and systems to prevent and respond to external attacks.

Information Security policy

Information security defines who can access what, when and on what devices, while providing an environment that keeps them, and the systems and data they use safe from cyberattacks.

It is University policy that appropriate information security controls are implemented to protect all IT facilities, technologies and services you use to access, process and store University information.

Download the Information Security policy (PDF)

Why is information security important?

We all own and use a lot of data and information every day. The University – and everyone studying or working here – relies on our IT processes and systems. We also use a number of manual processes to handle our data and information.

Information which we manage while we are studying or working at the University needs to be appropriately secured to protect against the consequences of:

  • breaches of confidentiality
  • failures of integrity
  • interruptions to availability
  • failures to comply with legal, statutory or regulatory requirements


In order to fulfil your obligation as a student or staff member you must:

  • Ensure all systems within your department, school or faculty comply with the University's 'baseline' information security standards
  • Implement additional security controls where confidential data is processed

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