These tools include desktops, laptops, tablets, smartphones, and other devices that can access, process, or store the University’s private information. It is our responsibility to protect this information from falling into wrong hands and causing potential harm, like breaches of privacy or reputational damage. Protecting this information is a joint effort between users like you and University IT teams like us. Some common practices of staying safe are being vigilant when working with confidential information, using strong passwords that are not shared with anyone, refraining from downloading and running unknown programs and updating your computer and antivirus programs regularly. Remember that the University IT teams are your partners in keeping your devices safe: if you’re in doubt, ask your local IT or UTS.