New learning module enhances cybersecurity awareness on campus
As part of National Cyber Security Awareness Month at McMaster, students, staff, faculty, and researchers are invited to take the newly launched information security training program.
McMaster’s Information Security Services team is leading the delivery of this new learning module, which was developed using resources from the Government of Canada’s cybersecurity program and in consultation with various partners across campus.
The learning module is available on Avenue to Learn and addresses important topics like email phishing, passwords, multi-factor authentication, and data storage. The training program is optional and can be completed at the learner’s pace.
“This training program is designed to empower the McMaster community with the knowledge and skills needed to protect themselves and our institution from cyber threats,” says Tracy Dallaire, director of information security services.
“Cybersecurity is a shared responsibility, and we encourage every member of the McMaster community to join us in fostering a culture of cybersecurity awareness on campus.”
Every member of the McMaster community member who enrolls in the course by the end of October will be entered for a chance to win a Fitbit Fitness Tracker, in recognition of the Government of Canada’s Cyber Month theme, Step up your cyber fitness.
Learn more about the new training module on McMaster’s Information Security Services website.
Learn more about National Cyber Security Awareness Month on McMaster’s Associate Vice President and Chief Technology Officer website.NCSAM, News Category