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National Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Travelling with your device

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While migrating south may sound ideal as the temperature dips and we prepare for another Canadian winter, cybersecurity risks never hibernate. Alex Alvarez, Systems Integration Specialist, outlines the cyber dangers associated with travelling and identifies how to protect yourself. Mobile technology has enabled a dependence of quick access to digital information. People access these resources […]

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National Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Creating a strong and secure password

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Contributed by Paul Muir, Information Security Officer, McMaster University Your username and password, also known as your credentials, are the most common way to provide access to online services.  When you sign up for a new service, like a new app, an online game or forum, you are often required to create a new username […]

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National Cybersecurity Awareness Month: How to protect your data


Contributed by Marissa Benson, Senior Systems Administrator on the Technology, Security and Risk Team, McMaster University From financial records to meeting notes, all of us face the need to store sensitive data. As part of our third week of security tips and tricks, I wanted to share a bit of information around data storage and […]

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National Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Arm yourself with the knowledge to stay safe online


Contributed by Paul Muir, Information Security Officer, McMaster University Cybersecurity is a shared responsibility. We all have a role to play in protecting ourselves and the rest of the McMaster community from online threats. There are a lot of resources available for those that are looking to learn a bit about cybersecurity and how to […]

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McMaster IT Governance Update – September 2019


At the IT Executive meeting on September 30th, three (3) project proposals were endorsed: Up-to-date Course and Instructor Data in Avenue (Endorsed) Lori Goff and Joanne Kehoe of the MacPherson Institute presented this proposal which will ensure that course and instructor information entered into Mosaic appears in Avenue within minutes to improve end user access […]

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National Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Meet McMaster’s IT Security Experts

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Protecting yourself online is important any day of the year, but October marks the launch of a whole month of the IT community sharing best practices to be #CyberAware. To kick off National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, our very own IT Security team will be sharing how cyber threats work and what it means for you. […]

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