How many locks do you use to secure your digi-bike?

When it comes to our personal safety, we do a lot of things on autopilot. We lock our front door when we go out, and we lock (and maybe even triple-lock) our bicycle when we park it on the street. If someone comes to the door unexpectedly to read the meter, we ask them for ID and prefer to stand next to them to keep an eye on things. When we enter our PIN code at a shop or petrol station, most of us tend to glance around – either consciously or unconsciously – to make sure that no one is looking over our shoulder. And how many of us sometimes shield the PIN machine with the other hand, too?

That's how natural it should be to handle data securely, too, whether it's your own data or belongs to UU. That security includes setting a strong password (the right lock on your bicycle), for example, or being vigilant against phishing (checking to see if someone is trying to secretly steal your PIN number).

These digital threats may not always be as visible and recognisable as those in physical life, and that makes them less tangible. Unfortunately, this does not make them any less dangerous: quite the contrary. Every 'digital cash register’ also involves a risk of someone trying to look over your shoulder to gain your PIN code (when you log in to a site, for example), and someone might knock on your digital front door every day to 'read the meter'. So how do we know when something is legitimate and safe?

To help you be aware of (and recognise) such digital threats, we have made a short but powerful e-learning available to you. Based on six current themes from daily practice, we will share a glimpse into the world of phishing emails, the risks of working on the train or even at home, and show you which tools are safe (and less safe) to work with.

So don't wait: complete the e-learning today! And switch on security!