We are secure together: Cyber Security Awareness Month 2023 campaign

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October is Cyber Security Awareness Month, a globally recognized campaign dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of information security.

Every year, the University of Toronto celebrates Cyber Security Awareness Month with events aimed to equip the tri-campus community with knowledge and educational resources on information security.

This year, the tri-campus community is coming together to host events about excellence through collaboration, effective risk management, safeguarding data for researchers and more.

Cyber Security Awareness Month at U of T

With the release of U of T’s information security strategy, this year’s theme revolves around empowering the tri-campus community with knowledge about the strategic objectives. Throughout October, we will be hosting events and sharing resources in alignment with the objectives.

Information Security Strategic Objectives

  1. Secure University digital transformation
  2. Trustworthy teaching, learning, and research
  3. Resiliency through effective risk management
  4. Excellence through collaboration
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You will also have the opportunity to learn about information security efforts at U of T and meet the dedicated individuals/teams working tirelessly to protect the University from security threats.

But that’s not all – throughout October and beyond, we have plenty of opportunities for U of T staff, faculty and students to learn how to protect themselves in the digital world.

Visit our resources page for educational resources, tips and more!

Cyber Security Awareness Month events

Oct. 12, 2023

Virtual panel event – Listening to researchers: Safeguarding data and intellectual property

Open to staff, faculty and students.

Calling all researchers at U of T and those who support their research!

This panel event is for members of the U of T community who are interested in learning about safeguarding research data and intellectual property (IP).

Oct. 17, 2023

In-person event – Meet and greet: Information Security at U of T

Open to students, staff and faculty.

Join us for some intellectual fun and participate in educational games to test your knowledge of information security. Plus, there are prizes and giveaways that await you—a token of our appreciation for your commitment to information security at U of T.

Meet information security practitioners from across the tri-campus and Isaac Straley, U of T’s Chief Information Security Officer. They’ll be available for insightful conversations about the information security field, sharing security best practices, essential safety tips and more.

Oct. 26, 2023

Virtual event – Secure Together: Addressing information security risks

Open to staff and faculty.

Join us for an insightful virtual panel event where security practitioners from across the University will talk about how they are addressing security risks and challenges within their areas. Learn about current and upcoming initiatives aligned with U of T’s information security strategic objectives.

Oct. 31, 2023

Virtual event – Converging for excellence: Tri-campus Information Security collaboration

Open to staff and faculty.

Join this event to learn how tri-campus collaboration on security is helping us solve complex challenges. This event marks the conclusion of the University of Toronto’s Cyber Security Awareness Month 2023 campaign.

Partner events

Oct. 10 and 11, 2023

Ontario’s 2023 Cyber Security Conference: Strengthening Ontario’s Broader Public Sector

Open to executives and IT and cyber security professionals from across Canada’s broader public sector.

Join the 2023 Ontario Cyber Security Conference: Strengthening Ontario’s Broader Public Sector to gain valuable insights on the current cyber security landscape within specific sectors and learn how to best strengthen the cyber security postures within organizations.

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