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Protect yourself Protect your stuff Protect UNB - October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month

Author: ITS

Posted on Sep 30, 2015

Category: IT Security , General Interest

On October 1, ITS is launching a Cyber Security Awareness Campaign in conjunction with National Cyber Security Awareness Month to help protect students, faculty, staff, and the university as a whole from cyber threats.UNBarmyourself What can you do to help keep yourself, your stuff, and UNB safe?
  • Take UNB’s IT Security Awareness Course in Desire2Learn (D2L).
  • Stay informed about the latest cyber security threats, news & tips at go.unb.ca/itsecurity.
  • Make sure your devices and software are always up-to-date.
  • Use strong passwords for all your accounts.
  • Equip your computer and mobile devices with anti-virus software.
  • Follow the #UNBarmYourself tag on Facebook and Twitter for more Cyber Security news, tips and tricks.
Why is cyber security so important to UNB?
  • UNB deals with more than 80 attempts per second to break into our network from attackers around the world.
  • Each week there are hundreds of thousands of attempts to find and exploit any vulnerabilities in UNB's systems.
  • UNB is sent tens of thousands of pieces of malicious software via email or infected websites every week.
  • Countless emails are sent to students, faculty and staff in an attempt to steal valuable login information for UNB systems, online banking, iTunes or other online accounts.
  • Nearly 300 cyber security incidents occur at UNB per year requiring some level of investigation.
Arm yourself with the knowledge and tools you need to protect yourself, your stuff, and UNB – visit go.unb.ca/itsecurity to get started.