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CanSSOC: Harnessing the power of the collective

When it comes to cyber security and potential threats, the higher education sector faces its own unique set of challenges. Routinely, post-secondary institutions are targets of malicious phishing (i.e., impersonation emails, bogus job scams) and breaches to private data, including research — all heightened in the current pandemic climate. A national approach To create a ... Read More

[Phish] JOB

Details: From: COMPROMISED ACCOUNT <COMPROMISED.ACCOUNT@mail.utoronto.ca> To: [RECIPIENT] <[redacted]@mail.utoronto.ca> Cc: [redacted]@LPL.COM Subject: JOB Text: Are you interested in this position account receivables agent for Metscco Heavy Steel Industries Co. Ltd, who can handle its account from its customers/clients in Canada or USA Thanks, The HR Team

U of T CISO, Isaac Straley, discusses information security and its role within the University

In December 2018, the University of Toronto (U of T) welcomed Isaac Straley as the University’s first-ever Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). As an information security professional with 15 years of experience, he is working to bring positive change to U of T community. We sat down with Isaac to discuss his vision for the ... Read More

Talking tech and security at the student street fest

Hundreds of University of Toronto (U of T) students and staff had the chance to talk to Information Technology Services (ITS) staff and take home swag, resources and prizes during the 2019 Students’ Union (UTSU) Street Fest, held under warm, sunny skies on Sept. 11. Three ITS-related booths exhibited at the annual St. George Street ... Read More

Bug exposes 6.8 million Facebook user photos

Security Matters: For more information about permission settings, read our “Guide to managing mobile app permissions.” On Dec. 14, Facebook announced that third-party developers had gained access to users’ private photos through a bug in the permissions process. This bug was active between Sept. 13 and 25. Facebook delayed this announcement until they had completed ... Read More

[Phish] Amazon cards

Details: From: [Redacted] Subject: Amazon Cards Text: Are you there? I need you to go on a quick task for me. I need you to get some gift cards which are to be sent out in about  35mins to our clients. Kindly get me 4 copies of Amazon gift cards, each worth 100$. that’s 400$ worth of ... Read More