Network Security


The team has news about some of the known serious security risks:

Information Security

The Information Security team is based in the Office of the CIO. The team can help with:

Network Security and OxCERT

Responsibility for network security within the University lies with the University of Oxford Computer Emergency Response Team (OxCERT based in the Networks and Telecommunications Group). OxCERT's primary role is to ensure the security of the University backbone network.

Within the University, OxCERT interact chiefly with IT Support Staff (ITSS). End users should contact their local ITSS or the IT Services General Help Centre for support.

Help Resources

You may not realise it, but your computer, your mobile devices, your Oxford accounts and your personal information all have tremendous value to criminals. With access to these, criminals could:

  • ...get access to your email account to read or delete your emails, or use your account to send thousands of spam emails
  • ...log into other online accounts like your bank account and steal money
  • ...steal your credit card details and buy things online with them
  • ...take control of your computer to record everything you do, hold you to ransom, attack other computers on the Internet or send spam
  • ...use your personal details to commit fraud using your identity

But don't panic because taking just a few simple measures can help you defend yourself against cybercrime and prevent you from becoming another statistic:


The OUCS ITLP team have developed a range of courses to help you get the most of out of Oxford Nexus. New courses schedule will be available in September.



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Written by IT Services. Latest revision 28 November 2014