Cyber Security Awareness Month wrap-up – it’s not too late to get your gift!

 

The IT Services Information Security Office and University Privacy Office extends a huge thank-you to the U of L community for its support of the recent events held in support Cyber Security Awareness Month.

About 150 students, faculty and staff stopped by the information booths set up in the UHall Atrium and Students’ Union building during the weeks of Oct. 14 and 20th, says Kevin Vadnais, Information Security Manager. “Everyone who took the 10-question quiz was awarded with a light-up yo-yo or pocket flashlight, and we still have more for those who didn’t get the chance at the booths.”CyberSecurity

Vadnais is encouraging everyone to take the online quiz, and they simply need to send him the answer to the bonus question via email at kevin.vadnais@uleth.ca to request one of the gifts. He adds that test-takers need to enter their name in the title of the screen to be eligible.

Earlier in the month, consultants for PricewaterhouseCoopers presented on Security Trends in Today’s Market at CASA which piqued great discussion among University and Lethbridge community members.

“We had a good response from the community both in the public and private sector. I think most were engaged in the topic and took away valuable information. This kind of event sets the stage for more related sessions in the future and promotes collaboration within the Lethbridge community. It’s everyone’s problem and everyone’s responsibility to educate and protect themselves, and those they may serve,” Vadnais adds.

Everyone is reminded to take the 10-minute phishing and identity theft course in order to be entered into a draw for a $25 Starbucks gift card. Completion of the course must occur by 11:59 PM on Oct. 31 to be eligible for the draw.

Faculty, staff and students are also strongly encouraged to take the security awareness course that is now a permanent feature on the Information Security website.

For more information, contact Kevin Vadnais at (403) 332-4056 or kevin.vadnais@uleth.ca.

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