security awareness

Cyber Security is everyone’s business! As such, McGill’s IT Services is offering a number of activities over the coming weeks as an opportunity to help raise awareness about cyber security and the importance of protecting the confidentiality, integrity and availability of personal data, as well McGill’s information and information assets.

Classified as: IT security, cyber security, security awareness, online security
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Published on: 16 Oct 2017

Whether you're using a public computer at McGill, a cafe, library, hotel, or even left your own laptop unattended for a short period of time, you should always inspect it to ensure that no keylogger devices have been attached. A keylogger is a tiny device that logs every key you press on your keyboard. It can capture personal messages, passwords, credit card numbers, and everything else you type. 

Classified as: security, security awareness, malware, keyloggers
Published on: 22 Mar 2016

Each year, the McGill community is targeted by hundreds of phishing emails, many of which can be hard to recognize and identify.

Classified as: security, security awareness, phishing
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Published on: 11 Sep 2014

An email is currently circulating with the subject: "WEBMAIL ACCOUNT UPDATE". A sample of this email is shown below.  

Please delete this email immediately! It does NOT come from a McGill source.

Classified as: security awareness, phishing, email scam, IT security
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Published on: 29 Oct 2013

IT Services is now offering a new antivirus and online threat protection software: Titanium Internet Security for Mac, available for all Mac operating systems from OS X 10.5.8 and up. This includes the latest version of Mac OS X 10.8.

Classified as: Antivirus, security awareness, Apple, Macintosh, malware, online safety, phishing, spyware, trojans
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Published on: 16 Nov 2012