Cybersecurity

What’s all the fuss about VPN and 2FA?

29 Oct 2020

VPN (Virtual Private Network) and 2FA (two-factor authentication) have become buzz words lately, because they are required for maintaining the security of McGill sensitive systems and data when...

Zoom Security: Myth vs Reality for Remote Teaching

6 Apr 2020

The Zoom web conferencing solution has recently risen to the forefront of the news with regards to concerns for cybersecurity and privacy. McGill wants to reassure our Zoom users that we have put...

The value of phishing simulations

22 Jul 2021

Phishing simulation exercises are like fire drills for cyber security. Over the last few years IT Services has begun sending out fake emails to the McGill community, designed to pique your interest...

Job Seekers: Beware of job offer scams!

1 Mar 2021

As various news stories have reported, employment fraud is becoming increasingly sophisticated and, given our current COVID circumstances, more common. Anyone can fall prey! The impact to victims...

Celebrate Data Privacy Day - January 28, 2021

5 Jan 2021

Data Privacy Day on January 28 highlights the value of personal information. ...

Online shopping: Advantages and pitfalls

7 Jun 2020

Online shopping is wildly popular worldwide because of the convenience it affords consumers. However, there are some dangers to be aware of:

The perils of social media

7 Jun 2020

Social media is a great way to stay in touch with friends, organize events, and show everyone what you’re working on. It can also be a hazard if it isn’t used carefully....

Data Privacy Day contest update: McGillians are #PrivacyAware!

11 Feb 2020

On Data Privacy Day (January 28) we launched a McGill-wide contest to celebrate the occasion and find out why data privacy is important to you!...

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