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IT Newslett for Staff - Dec 2013
for Staff Dec 2013

Use WiFi safely while travelling

Many hop on to free WiFi connection at public places like airport, hotel and cafe while travelling overseas.

The main risk when using a hotspot is having someone track your online movements via the network you are logged on to or trick you into using a 'fake' hotspot.

Here are a few tips to keep your sensitive information safe.

  • Make sure the network is legitimate and encrypted. Ask relevant staff to confirm the name of the wireless network. Use a network that is locked and password protected whenever possible.
  • Switch off the wireless connection when you are not using it.
  • Use VPN if possible.

Alternatively, consider obtaining a data plan from your mobile service provider for auto-roaming.

IT Security Awareness briefing


Staff are required to attend the IT Security Awareness briefing at least once every 2 years and new staff should attend as soon.

The briefing serves to

  • Refresh us of safe IT practices and NP's Acceptable Use Policy.
  • Help staff to prepare for the annual IDA Infocomm Security Survey FY 2013 in Jan 2014. IDA will email directly to selected NP staff.

In November, 2 briefing sesssions were conducted.

Feel free to join any of the December sessions.

5 Dec 2013, Thu
LT 73A
6 Dec 2013, Fri
LT 73A
9 Dec 2013, Mon
LT 73A
11 Dec 2013, Wed
LT 73A

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System Maintenance Schedule for Dec 2013

Sat, 7 Dec 2013, 10am to 11am

During the maintenance, users may experience interruption momentarily when accessing MeL.


Sun, 22 Dec 2013, 8am to 5pm

Wireless Network Maintenance
There will be no wireless network access in campus during the maintenance period.


Apologies for any inconvenience caused.
Please email to should you require further information or clarification.

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