Information security

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....

Stay cybersafe while working from home: IT Security Awareness course

Published: 27Mar2020

Working from home these days? Stay cybersafe by following “Top five steps to securely work from home” and watching the video “Creating a Cyber Secure Home”, available to all staff, students and...

Celebrate Data Privacy Day - January 28, 2020

7 Jan 2020

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

Why strong, unique passwords are important

27 Aug 2019

With all the recent news of widespread corporate security breaches, creating a unique password for each of your accounts can be paramount in ensuring that if your password gets stolen, it cannot be...

Celebrate Data Privacy Day - January 28, 2019

9 Jan 2019

Respecting Privacy, Safeguarding Data and Enabling Trust is the theme for Data Privacy Day, January 28....

Cybersecurity tips for the holidays

11 Dec 2018

The holidays are upon us again…. giving, buying, travelling … and paying for it online, more and more. That’s what cybercriminals love. But you know better… this year you won’t be fooled,...

Cybersecurity Awareness October 2018

1 Nov 2018

With the rise of phishing, brute force attacks, online scams and more sophisticated technologies to help hackers decode passwords and break into accounts, initiatives like Cybersecurity Awareness...

Cyber-hygiene: How is a password like a toothbrush?

17 Sep 2018

The IT Services tent was present on lower campus during the first few weeks of Fall term, both on our own and as part of McGill Safety Week. We are collaborating with the Faculty of Dentistry, for...


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