The responsibilities of this role grow as students, faculty, and staff move off campus and begin accessing resources from home. It will become increasingly important for all members of the McMaster community to be extra vigilant in protecting their credentials. In a way, we are all members of the McMaster IT Security team— let’s do an amazing job together!
We are anticipating intensified phishing attacks and other attempts to steal credentials. Many of the malicious emails will be related to COVID-19 and many more will use commonly used services such as Office365, WebEx or Zoom to lure people into giving up their passwords. Your responsibilities as a member of the extended IT Security team are to Identify, Report, and Delete.
Your other responsibility as a member of the extended IT Security team is to ensure that you have a secure computing environment at home: