Cybersecurity Awareness Month Events

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month!

About Cybersecurity Awareness Month pumpkin

October marks Cybersecurity Awareness Month, an internationally recognized campaign to inform the public of the importance of cybersecurity. Take advantage of events this month to learn about being secure online and how to protect your personal information, your devices, and your organization's data. 

Get involved 

Throughout the month, we'll be sharing resources and hosting events to help you get cybersafe - see below for details!

image of person wearing red McGill hoodieCONTEST: Win a McGill hoodie

Deadline: October 29, 2020 at midnight

Stay sharp to stay safe by testing your cybersecurity awareness with this quiz, and maybe you'll also look sharp in one of two McGill hoodies we'll be giving away to the contest winners. To be entered in the lucky draw for the McGill hoodies, complete the quiz with a final score of 7/10 or better. You can only take the quiz once. Deadline for submissions is midnight on October 29. See PDF icon contest rulesEnter the contest 

image of fingerprintTrue (cyber) crime McGill: lunchtime workshop

Date: Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Time: 12:15 - 1 PM 

Cybercrime. It could never happen here, could it? Ah, but it does, and more often than we’d like. Don't miss this online lunch hour session with IT Services,  filled with stories of cybercrimes committed at McGill and elsewhere. Pick up some handy tips for staying safe online and help prevent similar incidents from happening to you. Register 

stethoscopeMcGill Health Fair (virtual edition) - Get a cybersecurity checkup (and webcam GIVEAWAY)!

Date: Thursday, October 29, 2020

IT Services will be offering a series of drop-in sessions at the 2020 Health Fair. Visit us and pick up some tips on staying cyberhealthy. 

Download the IT Services Health Fair brochurePDF icon IT Services 2020 Virtual Health Fair brochure

GIVEAWAYThe first 10 visitors to each drop-in session will receive a McGill-branded, eco-friendly webcam cover! 


Illustration of padlock in circleProtecting against cybercrime: webinar with panel discussion

Open to the public

Date: Friday, October 30

Time: 12:15-1 PM

In the era of increasing cybercrime, how do organizations defend against a widening range of threats? Join us for an essential webinar by Hugo Dominguez, Director of IT Security & Infrastructure at McGill, President of Réseau ActionTI - SecurIT group and cybersecurity course lecturer. Followed by a panel discussion with Q&A on defense strategy and exploring the dark web with industry professionals directly involved in protecting their own organizations from cyber threats. Register 

Additional resources

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Get Cybersafe! Secure your devices

Throughout October 2020

The Canadian Centre for Cyber Security has launched "Get Cybersafe!", their national cybersecurity awareness campaign.

This year's theme is Secure your devices: Check out their downloadable resources, videos, and more!


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