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Secure your journey - cybersecurity at McGill

Secure your journey: September 2022 news magazines now available! Check out the latest edition of our news magazine, packed with tips, resources, and events to help keep you cybersafe.









Many McGill students are attending classes from off campus this term. Stay safe online during your remote studies to help ensure your continued success and the safety of McGill. 

Here are some resources and activities to help you stay cybersecure wherever you are. 

Cybersecurity resources for students

Cyber attacks are on the rise, and it is now more important than ever to protect ourselves while working, studying or teaching remotely. On this website, you will find tools and resources to help you stay safe online.

Check out the following resources for more information:

Professor Martha Crago, Vice-Principal (Research and Innovation), explains why Researchers should secure their McGill journey. 

Watch the video

Academics and cybersecurity

Ensure cybersecure practices in all teaching and learning activities. 

Cybersecurity resources for academics

Professor Christopher Buddle, Associate Provost (Teaching and Academic Programs) tells us why students should care about cybersecurity.

Watch the video

Cybersecurity is essential to research at McGill.

Familiarize yourself with basic security practices to protect your identity and safeguard your data. 

Cybersecurity resources for research

Cybersecurity is about safeguarding McGill’s privacy and information.

Each of us has a role to play in meeting this objective. Here are some guidelines and resources to help you adopt cybersecure habits and achieve our goal. 

Cybersecurity resources for administrative staff


Data mining: Helpful or harmful? Find out how a research project at McGill aims to enhance privacy protection while facilitating data sharing, the importance of data privacy at McGill, and tips for safeguarding your personal information. Read the article

New online graduate certificate in cybersecurity 

The McGill School of Information Studies' 15-credit, graduate-level program equips students and working professionals for careers in cybersecurity.

Find out more

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Job Seekers:
Beware of job offer scams!

March is Fraud Prevention Month: Pick up some tips on how to identify scams and avoid becoming a victim of job offer fraud. 

Be aware and protect yourself


Congratulations to Satish Tumulu Kumar and Alice Guo, Rodrigo, the two privacy-aware winners of the Data Privacy Day 2022 contest! Each has won an e-gift card to the Le James Bookstore.  


Romance scams

Tips on how to identify these and protect yourself

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Christopher Manfredi, Provost and Vice-Principal Academic, describes the responsibility of all academics to uphold McGill's information security. 

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Professor Yves Beauchamp, Vice-Principal (Administration and Finance) explains how we can keep McGill cybersafe.

Read the interview

Staying cybersafe is part of each person's McGill journey.

Visit the sections below for the tools and resources you need. 

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