Cafe Culture Beware!

The UK climate may not always be conducive to eating al-fresco, and there is something else to beware of – not just the weather.

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CCTV film, from the Evening Standard website of a laptop theft

As the recent theft of a laptop shows (captured on CCTV and reported in the Evening Standard 10 May 2013 with a startling video), we must all keep our wits about us with the myriad of portable devices we use to work online when we’re out and about. In my roles for the University IT Services, I bring the skills of the Education Enhancement team to the expertise of the Information Security team. In particular we’re raising the awareness of security with our series of lunchtime courses and work to encrypt devices, so if something is stolen then confidential data does not leak out.

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