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Tips and tricks for securing information


Cyber Security Awareness Month 2023

By Daniela Cooper, on 3 October 2023

Week One – Multifactor Authentication

With Summer feeling like a lifetime ago, it’s already October, which can only mean another Cyber Security Awareness Month. We will also be running the weekly quiz to win a £25 Amazon voucher so read on to enter and be in with a chance to win.

This year the topics are based on Cyber Security Behaviours and are as follows:

  • Multifactor Authentication
  • Phishing
  • Passwords and Password Managers
  • Software Updates

There is nothing new about these topics and there is a reason why they are always repeated, they are four fairly simple behaviours that when implemented really help to protect you.


Multifactor Authentication

  • Make it harder for cybercriminals to compromise your accounts by enabling multifactor authentication.
  • Multifactor authentication adds an extra layer of protection to your accounts, making it harder for hackers to get in. Stay one step ahead and lock them out.
  • Where should you use MFA?
  1. On accounts with your financial info like banks and online stores
  2. On accounts with personal info, like social media and healthcare apps
  3. On accounts with info you use for work

In summary: Use MFA everywhere!

  • Passwords are the frontline gatekeepers of your online kingdom! But why settle for one line of defence when you can have two? Multifactor authentication doubles the security, making your accounts much more fortified. Keep the cyber criminals at bay!


Reminder to complete CybSafe training

A quick reminder that if you haven’t completed your CybSafe training, please do so here:



Week One Quiz

Be in with a chance to win a £25 Amazon voucher by answering the question below:

Q: What are the frontline gatekeepers of your online kingdom?

Please send your entries to isg@ucl.ac.uk with the subject line: CSAM Week One.


For more information on how to protect yourself, your friends and your family see: https://staysafeonline.org

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