Cyber Security Awareness Month: Let’s get secure together

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News about data breaches, phishing scams and other information security incidents has become all too common, especially with the increase of remote working and learning. That’s why effective information security is an essential part of staying safe in our increasingly virtual world.

Every year, as part of Cyber Security Awareness Month (CSAM), the University of Toronto (U of T) runs a month-long information security campaign to raise awareness about the simple steps we can take to stay safe online.

Security is a top priority for the University. There are many information security resources available to help protect students, faculty and staff – ranging from multi-factor authentication to helpful information for students and employees.

“Current times call for more rigorous information security practices,” says Isaac Straley, Chief Information Security Officer. “This not only involves the hard work of our Information Security team, but it is also the shared responsibility of our U of T community.”

This year’s campaign theme, Secure Together, will focus on how everyone at U of T can work together to protect themselves and keep U of T’s information, devices and community safe and secure.

“Our goal in this campaign is for everyone at U of T to learn something new that they can use to be safe as they work, learn and connect online,” says Kalyani Khati, Associate Director, Information Security Strategic Initiatives.

Check regularly to keep informed on CSAM events, activities and resources.

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Did you know?

This year marks the campaign’s 10th anniversary. Look out for campaign activities that will look back at how far we’ve come and how the world of information security has developed over the past decade.

Cyber Security Awareness Month events

U of T is hosting events for staff, faculty and students during Cyber Security Awareness Month. Sign up via the links below.

Oct. 14, 2021

Open to U of T students only. 


Oct. 22, 2021

Open to U of T faculty and staff only. 


Oct. 26, 2021

Open to U of T students, faculty and staff. 


Visit our resources page to learn how to protect yourself and your information.