Guidelines on privacy and security for mobile apps
March 14, 2023
The Office of the CISO put together guidelines and quick tips to reduce the risk for our U of T community on both personal and University-owned devices.
Protect yourself from tax-related scams
March 14, 2023
Canadians lose millions of dollars in various scams and fraud every year, according to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre. A tax-related scam is when a fraudster poses as an authority figure, usually as a CRA or Service Canada agent, to try to scare people into complying with their demands. These scams are designed to frighten people ...
Information Security and FIPPO informs U of T community how to protect student information
February 17, 2023
On Jan. 25, over 370 University of Toronto staff and faculty from across the tri-campus community gathered online for a virtual panel event to learn how to protect students’ information and reduce the risk of data compromise or loss. The event was hosted by Information Security and Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Office ...
Students compete at Capture the Flag event
January 20, 2023
On Jan. 14 – 15, the University of Toronto’s Capture the Flag team, in collaboration with the Google Developer Student Clubs and Mathematical and Computational Sciences Society, held a hybrid Capture the Flag competition for U of T students across the tri-campus community. The event welcomed a total of 57 teams, made up of 134 ...
Information Security social media platforms undergo rebranding
January 13, 2023
The University of Toronto’s Information Security social media accounts are intended to inform and educate the community about U of T’s information security programs, resources, events and news. To keep up with ever-evolving programs and messaging, the @UofTCyberAware accounts have been rebranded to @UofTInfoSec. The rebranding took effect on Jan. 23, 2023, and includes updates ...
Cyber Security Month 2022 recap: U of T community learns how to stay “Secure Together”
November 18, 2022
Cyber Security Month is an international campaign held every October to highlight the importance of information security and help Canadians understand how to stay safe online. Cyber Security Month 2022 at the University of Toronto was hosted by the Information Security team, in partnership with Education, Awareness & Culture. This year’s campaign offered the community ...
Phishing 101: Spot, report and prevent
September 29, 2022
Some people may wonder how much damage an email can cause, but did you know that around 90 per cent of cyber incidents occur as a result of a successful phishing attack? With increased reports of cyber attacks around the world, it’s important to know what to do in the event of a phishing attack. ...
Cyber security professionals advise and encourage students to bridge the talent gap
September 29, 2022
On Sept. 28, 172 engaged post-secondary students from across Ontario gathered in-person at the University of Toronto’s Chesnut Conference Centre and virtually through Microsoft Teams to hear industry professionals discuss the future of the cyber security workforce. U of T partnered with the Government of Ontario’s Cyber Security Centre of Excellence to host the Securing ...
Four online safety tips for students going back to school
August 29, 2022
A new school year is just around the corner! While this is an exciting time for students, it’s also prime time for malicious actors to take advantage of unsuspecting students. Review these simple and effective tips to help you stay safe online and protect yourself, your data and the University. View the image in ...
Smishing campaigns target Rogers subscribers
August 16, 2022
Following the nation-wide Rogers outage on July 8, there have been reports of smishing (SMS phishing) campaigns targeting Rogers customers. CTV News recently reported smishing campaigns asking Rogers customers to click on malicious links to receive a service disruption refund. An example of this is a message that a Twitter user received asking him to ...