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

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Staying safe online is part of every student's McGill journey.

Many students have made the transition to in-person studies this term. Here are some resources and tips to help you stay cybersecure wherever you are. 

Beginning your McGill journey: Start safely 

  • Learn to recognize phishing scams that attempt to steal your personal information.
  • Strengthen your Password: 
    • Create a strong password that is unique to  your McGill account.
    • Use a different password for each platform or system.
  • Set up two-factor authentication (2FA) on your McGill account. Two-factor authentication (2FA) is required on all McGill accounts because it helps verify that you are the person who is signing into your account. Don’t delay, enroll now at *New students are automatically enrolled.
  • Use your McGill username and password to access most online services and IT systems at McGill.

 Learning securely at McGill: Connect and collaborate

Staying vigilant: Protect your personal information


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