skip to content

Economics IT



Cyber Security

The UIS has assembled information about cyber security in one place. It includes a guide on staying safe and spotting spam emails and fake websites, antivirus software you can download for your laptop and home computers, advice on keeping data safe and your legal responsibilities under the new data protection regulations, how to report security incidents and more.
Please go to to see what is on offer.

The UIS also now have a small cyber security course that everybody can take via Moodle:

The training helps to understand what malware is, what it does and what they can do to avoid or counter it. It’s the latest module in UIS’s ongoing cyber security training course, which includes short videos, transcripts and quizzes on the following topics:

  • Phishing
  • Spearphishing
  • Passwords
  • Fake websites
  • Financial fraud via email forgery
  • Malware

UIS Self-service Password Reset

You can now register your mobile phone and/or an alternative email address to get a token to reset your UIS(Raven/Hermes/etc) password.  So in future if you forget your password you can fix the problem yourself, from anywhere, without needing to talk to the UIS.

To set this up go to and login with your Raven password. Then, under Self-Service Password Recovery click on 'Edit settings'.


During the hours when access to the building is limited to card holders ( i.e. before 9 and and after 6 pm, be careful not to let strangers enter the building  and do not arrange to let friends in.


There a number of passwords that you need to use for different resources (Raven, Faculty, Hermes, College). All of them should be kept secret, and not revealed or shared with anyone else. Do not put your password in emails ( e.g. to IT support), and do not tell it to anyone.

Personal Possessions

Do not leave personal possessions unattended at any time in any of the Computer Rooms. Laptops are very easy to steal and expensive to replace.

Anti-Virus software

The University has a licence that allows University Staff/Students to install McAfee Enterprise Anti-Virus software on personal computers. See the University Computing Service Anti-Virus Information pages for more information.