Working hard to protect your data

June 13, 2019

By Deakin University

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In our digital world, the cyber threat is very real and always evolving – with the recent data breach at the Australian National University (ANU) a perfect example.

ANU reports that a substantial amount of student, staff and visitor data, dating back 19 years, was stolen. The attack, which was only discovered a few weeks ago, included names, addresses, dates of birth, phone numbers, personal email addresses and emergency contact details, tax file numbers, payroll information, bank account details and passport details. Student academic records were also accessed.

While this is a timely reminder of the ongoing need for vigilance, we want to assure you that significant investments have been made over a number of years to strengthen Deakin’s cybersecurity position.

Through our Deakin Shield program, we have implemented a range of best-practice controls to prevent, detect, correct and recover from cybersecurity incidents. Many of these initiatives exist beyond your screens, and are designed to bolster security and reduce the risk of attacks.

‘Deakin continues to do everything we can to keep your data safe. Far beyond vigilance and heightened awareness – now the norm for us all – is a reality that we all must pay more attention to these matters, because the evidence shows we are only ever one step ahead of the latest threats. Deakin will continue to do more, and invest in cybersecurity as necessary, to protect ourselves and keep your data safe,’ says Vice-Chancellor Jane den Hollander.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact eSolutions.

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