Sign up for Cyber Security Awareness Month events!
September 28, 2021
October is Cyber Security Awareness Month, an internationally recognized campaign held annually to spread awareness about the importance of information security and encourage Canadians to use best practices. 2021 marks the 10-year anniversary of the campaign, and the Information Technology Services’ (ITS) Information Security team is hosting a variety of virtual events to show you how ...
Tips for identifying and reporting a phishing attempt
November 25, 2020
Phishing attempts and attacks are incredibly common forms of social engineering, used to target people in the form of malicious emails or messages. These attempts are becoming more sophisticated and polished and are on the rise as more people work remotely. Here are steps to identify and report phishing attacks.
Working from home on personal devices
June 5, 2020
For safe and effective account management on your personal devices while working from home, follow these top five tips.
Cyber threats on the rise for health care and research
May 13, 2020
The Canadian Centre for Cyber Security has been monitoring an increase in targeted attacks during the COVID-19 pandemic and has published curated advice and guidelines for targeted institutions and IT professionals.
Take 5 Minutes to Improve Your Online Safety
May 5, 2020
Security Planner is an easy-to-use guide that outlines how to stay safe online. Answering three simple questions will generate a personalized list of recommendations with step-by-step instructions based on your specific concerns and environment.
Block Known Malicious Sites from Home
April 27, 2020
The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) has announced a new security service to protect individual Canadians from accessing malware sites. It’s called Canadian Shield and it provides three levels of protection: ‘private’, ‘protected’ and ‘family’, by filtering DNS queries. User friendly instructions are provided to set up a full range of devices and there is ...
Protect Your Network
April 9, 2020
Almost every home network starts with a wireless network. This means securing your wireless network is a key part of protecting your home. We recommend the following steps to secure it...
Protect Your Passwords
April 6, 2020
Create strong passwords — the more characters it has, the stronger it is. Using a passphrase is one of the simplest ways to ensure that you have a strong password. A passphrase is nothing more than a password made up of multiple words, such as “beehoneybourbon."
Remote Security Concerns
March 30, 2020
We know that working from home is different — perhaps overwhelming — as you adjust to your new environment. Below are some simple, effective steps to working securely and creating a cybersecure home for you and your family.
Protect Yourself Against Malware
March 29, 2020
Cyber attackers are constantly looking for new vulnerabilities in the software your devices use. When they discover vulnerabilities, they use special programs to exploit them and hack into the devices you are using. Meanwhile, the companies that created the software are hard at work fixing them by releasing updates.