October is internationally recognized as Cyber Security Awareness Month. Considering our increasingly digitized lives, we all need to think twice before clicking on a link or opening an email attachment. Did you know that phishing is the third most common scam in Canada?
This year, our campaign will focus on simple steps to help you detect and prevent malicious activities online to protect not only your privacy and identity, but also any personal or organizational data that may be stored on your device(s). All month long, we will be sharing practical information and resources to help you protect yourself and the University.
Think of how much information is shared online with banking, government services, tax filing, remote work, distance learning, etc. Even when we work in person, almost all our information, communications and meetings happen online. We invite you to actively participate in this month’s activities, your security online and beyond.