Individuals and small and large organizations such as the University of Ottawa do not escape the threats of cybercrime. The University is a prime target for cybercriminals when you consider the vast amount of personal, financial and scientific information it holds, its decentralized environment and its open network to the university community.
This is why, for several years now, the University has been implementing several initiatives to continually improve its security posture. They cover technological, organizational as well as human dimensions. Significant progress is being made in technology (e.g., disk encryption, workstation security optimization, multi-factor authentication), but there is still a long way to go.
Social engineering incidents that have recently affected many individuals at the University and surveys in general show that there are significant gaps in information security.
To develop the skills and increase awareness about cyber threats, the University has instituted a mandatory digital self-defence training. It is essential that employees follow this training to be well equipped to protect themselves, protect the University's information, and preserve its reputation.
Take the digital self-defence training now! Staff members are the University's first line of defence without which information security measures can not be fully effective. Get trained. IT security is everyone’s responsibility. Be aware. Stay secure.