Canadians spend 11 hours per day on screens with an average of 4.2 hours on the computer only, which is why it is worth taking a few minutes to make sure you're all tooled up to work online properly and protect your account daily. November 30 is also Cyber Monday (yay!), make sure you are careful and follow the tips below to keep your account secure and reduce your risk of being compromised.
Are you ready to work online?
Secure your online documents.
Use University-provided solutions such as the network shares, Microsoft One Drive, or your personal home drive to store your business data.
Do not store your data on your desktop/laptop! It is not backed up so there is a higher risk.
Is your account protected?
Use Multi-factor authentication (MFA) to validate your identity with your mobile device or your physical token.
Upgrade to the latest version of your operating system and applications as soon as you can.
Follow the password guidelines: make sure your password is strong enough.
Configure SSPR (Self-serve password resets). Simply add a recovery email and security questions to your account.
Do not share your password and be careful for not using the same for many accounts.
Enjoy Cyber Monday... safely!
Double-check the legitimacy of your emails and websites you visit.
Follow the Digital Self-Defence training (employees only) and be ready to report any suspicious emails.
Do not share your personal information or credentials online unless you're certain it is a secure website.