The security of the University's computer systems and data is extremely important. Security practices protect the interests of the University community and ensure the secure use of ICT systems and services.
The security of the University computer systems and resources, and the data they contain, is of absolute importance.
Good computer security practices are essential to protect the interests of the University community. Good practices are also important to ensure the secure and safe deployment and use of ICT systems and services.
To protect yourself and other students from security breaches, you are personally responsible for using ICT in a secure and safe way. You must read the University ICT Statute, Policies and Standards carefully and comply fully.
Viruses and other malicious software can spread quickly across campus, destroying files in the process
- All personal Windows or Macintosh systems that connect to the University network must run up-to-date antivirus and anti–spyware software.
- You must scan all mail attachments and files on portable devices (eg, USB sticks) before opening them, and treat all email attachments with caution.
- If you connect a privately owned laptop which is infected to the University of Auckland wireless network, your access to the wireless network will be revoked without notice.
- If you have any doubt that the computer you are using doesn’t have anti-virus and anti-spyware software installed, please contact the lab supervisor or the IC Helpdesk.
Phone: +64 9 373 7599 ext 82333
The University must comply with all applicable laws, including those relating to privacy, copyright, defamation, harassment, criminal behaviour, human rights and trespass.
Contact the AUSA Advocacy with any queries relating to the law and how it may apply to you.
Phone: +64 9 923 7299
You are not permitted to download and install any software onto University computers without appropriate authorisation.
- Unmanaged installations can compromise the ICT operating environment and also constitute a security risk.
- All software installed on computers must be licensed.
- The use of unlicensed software (software piracy) is illegal and puts the University at significant risk of legal action.
- The downloading of any material whose copyright status is explicitly not allowed or which is unclear is forbidden. Unless the material clearly states that it is legal to download then you must assume that downloading it will breach the New Zealand Copyright Act 1994. This includes music, films, written material and TV series.