As a manager or head of department, you are responsible for the IT security at your department or institution. This page provides you the information you need, to meet this responsibility.
Criminals deliberately exploit human characteristics such as helpfulness, fear, respect or curiosity in order to persuade people to disclose confidential information. This approach is called social engineering.
If you operate your own IT infrastructure, ensure that it is maintained and security updates are applied as soon as they are released. Set up firewall and VPN for your institute network.
Implement always the IT-security measures that correspond to the protection level your data and systems require. Read §9 of (opens in new tab) for more information. Also note, which tasks, rights and obligations of system operators are described in §8. Benutzungsordnung für IT-Systeme der TU Darmstadt
The guideline for information security at TU Darmstadt (Leitlinie zur Informationssicherheit der TU Darmstadt) states:
Important! Despite the appointment of the dIT-SB, the responsibility of the heads of the departments, the staff units, the central administration, the central and other institutions as well as the affiliated institutions of the university for IT security in their areas remains unaffected.
You can find the further explanations in the (opens in new tab). Leitlinie zur Informationssicherheit der TU Darmstadt