CSAM 2019 recap: activities across the tri-campus community

Online privacy and data protection were front and centre for University of Toronto (U of T) staff, students and faculty during Cyber Security Awareness Month (CSAM) activities, held throughout October.

Hosted by the Information Security team, events included pop-up information booths and Coffee with the CISO sessions, held across all three U of T campuses. The overall theme was: “One Team. One Goal.”

The pop-up booths, staffed by security team members, offered the U of T community a chance to ask questions, play games and pick up security-related prizes, swag and educational resources. In total, about 400 people visited the three booths collectively.

Meanwhile, the invitation-only Coffee with the CISO provided about 60 faculty and staff members the chance to meet and start a dialogue with Isaac Straley, who joined U of T as its first-appointed CISO in December 2018.

Other events included a lightning round presentation, featuring Information Security Council working group chairs at the St. George campus, and a cyberbullying panel discussion in Mississauga.

The Security Matters website has been updated with new resources from this past month’s CSAM initiatives, check it out to learn more.