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October is Cyber Security Awareness Month


October 25-29

Week 4: Families and businesses

This past year has been a difficult one for many Canadians, but two groups have faced unique challenges: kids (who are missing school, friends and activities) and small and medium businesses (who had to shift suddenly from business as usual). This week we’re splitting the focus between these two groups and talking about:



October 18-22

Week 3: Working and networking

The internet has allowed many Canadians to work remotely over the past year and a half. While some Canadians might be back in the office this fall, it’s likely many still aren’t— and some might be working from home permanently. This week, we’ll talk about how to continue working from home safely with a focus on:



October 11-15

Week 2: Sharing special moments

We’re not always able to be around for the big things in life, but the internet has made it easier to share in those moments even when we can’t be there in person. From the video of your baby’s first steps to photos of their graduation, we’ll focus on sharing special moments safely with advice on:

  • Staying safe while file sharing
  • Malware and antivirus software
  • Storing and backing up data

This link will describe all three of these important factors and provide tips on keeping you safe.



October 4-8

Week 1: Staying in touch

No matter what's going on around us, the internet keeps us in touch and spending time with our favourite people. This week, we'll focus on staying safe while being social with topics including:

  • Avoiding phishing scams - watch an excellent video on how to identify phishing scams
  • Keeping private information private - interesting statistics and related info can be found here
  • Using strong passphrases and complex passwords and enabling multi-factor authentication (MFA) - watch this video on how to create a good strong password