October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month!
About Cybersecurity Awareness Month
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.
Throughout the month, we'll be sharing resources and hosting events to help you get cybersafe - see below for details!
CONTEST: 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 contest rules. Enter the contest
True (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
McGill 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 brochure: IT Services 2020 Virtual Health Fair brochure
GIVEAWAY: The first 10 visitors to each drop-in session will receive a McGill-branded, eco-friendly webcam cover!
Protecting 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
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!