IT Security Awareness


Dear Student,

By now you have likely heard of the worldwide cyber security threat affecting many organisations. Here is some important information for all students.


At this point I am glad to report we have not seen the WannaCry threat breach CIT’s cyber security perimeter.

To protect yourself from WannaCry you should ensure:


The windows updates on your laptops and/or pc’s must be patched with the latest updates:

Windows 7: Control Panel -> Systems and Security -> Windows Updates

Windows 10: Open Settings Menu -> Update & security > Windows Update

Be very wary of clicking links contained in emails (even from known senders)

Further information on this threat is contained in the links below.

Jonathan McCarthy

Head of IT Department

Cork Institute of Technology   |