Information security pop-up booth engages students at UTSU street festival

On September 12, under sunny skies, another University of Toronto Students Union (UTSU) street festival took place along St. George Street. In the midst of the excitement, we had the pleasure of hosting our security matters booth, a collaboration between Information Technology Services’ (ITS) education and awareness team and information security and enterprise architecture (ISEA).

More than 200 students stopped by our booth to chat about information security and collect educational and security-themed swag – our webcam cover was particularly popular! Web cam covers can protect users from being watched by unwanted viewers through their device’s camera. About 155 of our visitors participated in the “Catch the Phish” challenge: find 10 signs of a phish in 30 seconds. We also sent 48 lucky winners home with specially branded power banks.

This October, students, staff and faculty members can participate in more information security-themed events during Cyber Security Awareness Month. Visit our website and social media channels to stay up-to-date on upcoming activities.

Security Matters

U of T’s information security awareness & education initiative

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