Below is a list of the useful applications, tools and systems mentioned in the Information Security Update today at the School Office/Level 4 meeting. You can also view a PDF of the presentation here: Computer Security and Awareness
For Firefox https://addons.mozilla.org/en-GB/firefox/addon/ublock-origin/
For Chrome https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/ublock-origin/cjpalhdlnbpafiamejdnhcphjbkeiagm?hl=en
For Opera https://addons.opera.com/en/extensions/details/ublock/?display=en
There is no Safari or Internet Explorer/Edge addon, my recommendation would be to use Chrome or Firefox
Don’t make it complex and hard to remember, make it LONG. For example P455w0rd£ is a rubbish password. Ideally (for technical reasons I won’t bore you with) more than 15 characters is better. A good example would be; Imagine there’s no heaven. A classic John Lennon lyric, it’s 25 characters long, really easy to remember, really easy to type, but it is mathematically harder to crack because it contains upper and lower case characters, spaces, and punctuation.
You can apply for our VPN at https://cscs.medschl.cam.ac.uk/user-services/remote-access/vpn-service/, it’s free for all CSCS users. There’s a VPN client we’ll direct you to once your account is setup. The CSCS Guides VPN page is at: https://cscs-itsupport.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/FAQ/pages/21365857/VPN+Virtual+Private+Network
The University VPN (also free) can be found at: https://help.uis.cam.ac.uk/service/network-services/remote-access/uis-vpn. We can’t support that, as we don’t control it or have any access to those systems, but you can call the UIS Service Desk for assistance.
As ever, if you have any questions or concerns please email our Service Desk!
– Richard Bartlett, Head of CSCS