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Last modified on 27-02-2024 12:08
ICT security is key in order to study safely in a digital environment. On this page you can find tips and information for protecting you and your data.
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  • ICT code of conductExternal linkAnyone using ICT facilities of the UvA must comply with the ICT code of conduct.
  • Use a different, strong password for each of your accountsChoose a different password for each of your accounts. A strong password has at least 12 characters and meets several other requirements. Change passwords annually and don't reuse them.
  • Watch out for fake emails: phishing and ransomwareDid you know that a hack often starts with a phishing email? Just a single click on a link or attachment in a fake email can result in the infection of an entire network with malware.
  • Basic security for your laptopYou are personally responsible for securing your laptop. Follow the steps below to make sure your laptop is well protected.
  • Secure your smartphone or tabletFollow the steps below to make sure your smartphone/tablet is well protected.
  • Storing, sharing and emailing files securelyUse the following software/tools to ensure the security of any files, documents and data, both yours and others’.
  • Two-step verificationThe UvA highly values studying safely online. In pursuit of this, two-step verification is being applied to an increasing number of applications. This adds an extra step when logging in.
  • VPNWhen you use a public, unsecured Wi-Fi network, first set up a safe connection with eduVPN (Virtual Private Network). A one-time download to your laptop or mobile device is required.


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The Servicedesk ICT Services is there to help you with all your ICT questions and problems.

Contact details

The Service Desk ICT Services can be reached by phone from Monday to Friday from 8.00 to 18.00.

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