Cybersecurity Awareness Month is an internationally recognized campaign held each October to help build awareness about the importance of information security. The goal of the campaign is to help people be more secure online by being informed and knowing the simple steps they can take to protect themselves.
This year at SFU we're focusing phishing and information privacy awareness.
Phishing is an attempt to trick you into revealing confidential information. Usually the best way to catch phishing is to check where your information would go. If you’re asked to click on a link does it go where you expect? If you’re replying to an email does it go to an address that you know?
Privacy is central to the concept of the individual, and our personal information is a valuable commodity. Both in our personal life and at work, we owe it to ourselves and the University community to protect it.
Test your knowledge, and win a prize!
An Information Security Essentials course is available in Canvas to anyone in the university community with an active SFU Computing ID. It will only take about 10 minutes to complete.
To receive a prize (first come, first serve), take the Information Security Essentials course, and show your score at one of our four IT Service Centre locations at any campus on October 30th and October 31st.
- SCP 9300, Southeast corner of AQ
- WMC 2262
- Room 353, near the Fraser Library
- HCC 1300
Cybersecurity Escape Room
We're hosting a cybersecurity escape room on October 29th and 30th for faculty and staff to raise the awareness of cyberseucurity. All time slots are sold out.
Tips to Protect Yourself
- Keep your systems up-to-date.
- Never ever share your passwords.
- Check the URL before clicking.
- Verify the email address before replying.