• Who do I contact in the case of security-relevant anomalies on my computer?

    As an employee of the administration, please contact the IVV9 / the Service Competence Center.

    As a scientific staff member of the departments, please contact your administrator or the IVV responsible for your department.

    If you are a student, please contact the CIT hotline.

    You can find all contact details under React.

  • I am looking for information about the latest security threats.

    For information about current security threats, see Reports. The reports are updated regularly by the CERT (Computer Emergency Response Team).

    Further information is provided by the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) and the NRW Consumer Center.

  • How do I recognize phishing e-mails?

    Use our Checklist: How to Detect Scam E-Mails to identify and protect against phishing and other harmful e-mails.

    For more information, see phishing & e-mail security and detection of scam e-mails.

  • How often do I need to change my password?

    It is becoming less and less recommended to change passwords regularly, as this often leads to very complicated or easily guessable combinations. The BSI's Advisory Council on Digital Consumer Protection also advises against frequent changes of passwords in its Recommendation for Communication on
    Security in Passwords
    . It advises against frequent password changes and recommends the use of strong and, in particular, long passwords. Occasion-related password changes are, however, useful and should always be carried out if there is a threat that a password has become known, e.g. through successful phishing or a malware infection.

    For information on how to create strong passwords, see strong passwords.

  • Which antivirus software does the University of Münster recommend?

    As a student or employee of the University of Münster you can use the antivirus program Sophos Antivirus.

    You can find more information about virus protection under antivirus programs.

  • Is my data secure in Sciebo?

    Sciebo is a collaboration and synchronization tool, intended for simple and secure data exchange. It should not be used for (very) confidential data or as a backup.

    Employees of the University of Münster should always store work-related information on the university's network drives.

    For more information on Sciebo, see dealing with cloud services. For information on storing data, see tips on storing information and backups.

  • Are there courses on the subject of IT security?

    Courses for employees

    Courses for students