October is Cyber Security Month, is your information secure?

October is Cyber Security Awareness Month and York University’s Information Security (Infosec) team is encouraging students, faculty and staff to take 10 minutes to learn more about cyber security and how they can help protect their information and digital privacy.

Cyber Security is an issue that continues to grow in importance as more of our personal information is stored online. Criminals use viruses, phishing and hacking techniques to try and obtain our personal and institutional information, and access computing resources for fraud and other criminal purposes. At the same time, cybercriminals are becoming savvier in how they try to lure people to click on a link or an infected attachment.

While York University employs a variety of measures to help protect against these threats, it is more important than ever for individuals to be aware of the issues and be an active part of protecting their information and computing resources. The Infosec team has several informative online resources that can help boost your awareness of Cyber Security.

How to boost your Cyber Security awareness

Take the Cyber Security Course: Learn about online threats and how to spot them. For staff and faculty, click here. For students, click here.

Follow Infosec’s social media profiles: The Infosec team has embraced social media to engage with York University students, staff and faculty members about cyber security. You can follow them on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for up-to-date alerts on all security news and threats.

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/yorku.infosec

Instagram – https://instagram.com/yorku_infosec

Twitter – https://twitter.com/Yorku_infosec

Blog – http://infosec.yorku.ca

Test your Cyber Security knowledge: Take a quiz (If you get 10/10 right, you will be in the 1 per cent of people who took the quiz). Play a game and learn about cyber security.

Get involved and promote a safer, more secure internet: Join the National Cyber Security Alliance and become a Cyber Security Awareness Month Champion.