Everyone has a role: cyber security awareness
October and National Cyber Security Awareness Month have come and gone. But cyber security doesn’t take a back seat for the next 11 months. It is important to emphasize that everyone at McMaster has a role to play in keeping our information secure moving forward. Here’s how McMaster is helping our community and the extended ed tech community stay safer online.
We owe it to each other to identify, report and delete suspicious messages while working, learning and teaching. Every member of the McMaster community has access to some form of sensitive and personal information. With that in mind, all of us have a role to play in protecting our privacy and information. Check out the Cyber Security Checklist for tips and guidelines for maintaining a safe working and learning environment.
In addition to keeping the community’s online environment safe, McMaster contributes to the boarder higher ed IT community. As a founding member of CanSSOC, we help deliver IT security services and expertise to institutions across Canada (in partnership with provincial and federal organizations). McMaster also participates in ON-CHEC — the Ontario Cybersecurity Higher Education Consortium, a provincial program for higher education in partnership with ORION. The entire McMaster community is dedicated to maintaining quality cyber security hygiene, and you have a role to play!
McMaster’s Information Security Services website is a great place to turn when looking for technical tips, guidance and support. IT security resources are also available to all members of the community and cover a wide range of security topics including multi-factor authentication (MFA), phishing and password management.
Stay tuned for upcoming events, information, and news as we collectively continue to strengthen McMaster’s cyber security posture.
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