Phishing attacks are a constant threat and are becoming increasingly sophisticated. It is essential for every employee to protect themselves and other critical assets of the NWU. Come and learn how to identify suspicious emails, and in turn, apply security awareness best practices.


Monday 5 October 2020 - 10:00, Marco Pires on "Mobile Cyber Security" - Mobile Security, safety on the move

Link to Training Video

Marco's FAQs from after his training video

Q. Should we at all times mask our IP addresses?
A. It is not always necessary to hide IP addresses at all times, it is however good to understand how IP addresses work or what they are used for.

Q. Can you switch off time stamping on photos?
A. There are setting on your phone to switch off time stamping, however some meta-data is still stored in photos.

Q. Is it possible to eliminate all risk of being hacked?
A. There is always some form of risk but it is important to minimise the potential risk.

Q. How can you avoid downloading malware?
A. Do not download applications directly off of a website. Always use Play Store and Apple App Store.

Wednesday 14 October 2020 -10:00, Frans Roodt on "Remote working and Cyber Security" - Halt the Hacker

Link to training

Link to PowerPoint Presentation

Link to Pre and Post Test - (will close today)

Please feel free to e-mail Frans with any questions that you might have -

Tuesday 20 October 2020 - 10:00, Edward Jantjie on "Phishing" - Phishing, Think before you click

Link to training

Question and Answers (if any) - to come after the event

November 2020, choose your own schedule, Khipu Course on "Advanced Phishing Awareness Course"

Link to training (Browse to your name on this page to access your individual link.)

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