Cybersecurity awareness month

Posted on Wednesday, September 26, 2018

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October is cybersecurity awareness month in numerous countries. During those weeks, we will be focusing on specific topics for you to consider and assess how well you adopt the associated best practices.

Like many organizations and universities, the University of Ottawa has many IT security threats. Most are thwarted, but some are successful. It is the latter that we need to minimize for it is not a question of IF there will be a breach, but WHEN and how extensive the damage will be. Some affect more people than others, but regardless, a loss of productivity or money is usually entailed. Remember that we are a community and our security is as strong as the weakest link.

Close your browser! It’s no longer enough to logout from your favourite application. You must also close your browser to ensure your session is not accidentally picked up by someone else accessing the system. Follow this best practice for office and personal usage. See our website for more information.

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