Information Security Awareness

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Security Tip of the Week

Know who (or what) is listening while working from home. Be aware of personal assistants (i.e. Alexa, Google Home) or mobile devices that may be listening to your confidential discussion. Turn them off or remove them from the room. 

December is Holiday Scam Security Month

Take the NEW Holiday Scam Security Quiz!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year for cyber attackers – and one of their favourite activities is conducting holiday scams.

This holiday season, don’t give attackers a gift - watch out for holiday scams.

December - Holiday Scam Security

Stay safe from holiday scams with these tips:

  1. Don’t click on links or attachments in emails, texts or instant messages from unknown senders.
  2. Only shop with trusted retailers on secure and legitimate websites.
  3. Use strong and unique passwords to access each site you use.
  4. Use multi-factor authentication (MFA) to access each site you use.
  5. Install malware protection and antivirus software on your devices. 

October was Cyber Security Awareness Month!

Even though October's over, keeping on top of your cyber game is important to practice all year round.

Take part in the 2022 Cyber Security Awareness Month challenges to level up your cyber security game!

October - CSAM Poster

The 2022 Cyber Security Awareness Month challenges focus on the following weekly themes:

  • Surfing Online Securely,
  • Phishing,
  • Password Security, and
  • Online Communication Security.

Participate in Cyber Security Awareness Month and win a prize by entering the daily challenges found at www.gov.bc.ca/cybersecurityawarenessmonth.

Upcoming Events:

On-demand: Fortifying Your Security Frontline with Awareness Training

Date: Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays

Time: 12-1 pm Pacific

Location: Online

REGISTER: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/on-demand-fortifying-your-security-frontline-with-awareness-training-tickets-449859290247?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch

SiberX: Canadian Women in Cyber Security

Dates: March 9-10, 2023

Time: 5 am Eastern-2 pm Pacific (Based out of Ontario)

Location: Richmond Hill, Ontario, or Virtual (one-day or both days)

NOTE: This conference costs (there are government and non-government rates, with options for one-day attendance for either day, or the full conference (virtual or in-person)

REGISTER: https://www.siberx.org/event/canadian-women-in-cybersecurity-2023/

Past Events

Security Day

Top 10 Cyber Security Tips Security Awareness Quizzes
Password Best Practices Information Security Thought Papers
Information Security Glossary Internal Phishing Service
Tip Guide: How to Protect Your Home Computer Cyber-Safety For Mobile Workers
Using A Public Computer Protect Your Mobile Devices
Setting up your Wireless Router