October 2013 – National Cyber Security Awareness Month

Cyber Security Awareness Month takes place each year in October as a joint effort by government and business leaders from across Canada to continue to put into effect better practices and safeguards to combat cyber-crime. For more information on the federal government’s Get Cyber Safe campaign see www.getcybersafe.gc.ca

Today’s world is more interconnected than ever before. Yet, for all its advantages, increased connectivity brings increased risk of theft, fraud and abuse.
Students, faculty and staff at the University of Saskatchewan have a collective responsibility to promote IT security. One compromised or infected computer can impact the productivity of everyone connected to the university network.

Post secondary institutions are particularly — and increasingly — targeted by hackers and IT specialists. With cyber-attacks on the rise, universities are trying to protect not only valuable research in fields like biochemistry and engineering, but the vaunted culture of openness that makes universities unique. Cyber attacks a growing problem for Canadian universities

Throughout October we’ll be sharing the top 10 IT security tips along with special in-depth features on security issues facing the University of Saskatchewan. Watch for announcements and tweets @usask_ICT