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faculty member cringing as computer smokesIT Services will launch an information campaign to coincide with National Cybersecurity Awareness Month.

Campaign to raise awareness of cybersecurity issues

A new campaign on campus aims to bring awareness of cybersecurity issues that affect faculty, staff, and students.

Led by Information Technology Services, the cybersecurity campaign will focus on themes of general security, phishing, passwords, and safe browsing; it will launch in October, National Cybersecurity Awareness Month.

The campaign will feature content on campus public displays, articles in DailyNews, and targeted e-mails to the campus community. 

“We hope to educate the campus community on cybersecurity best practices and common attacks that have occurred on campus,” says Kevin Macnaughton, team leader security in IT Services. “Security sometimes can seem like a nuisance but the risk of falling for some of these common attacks is too great — we’ve seen it here on campus.” 

To kick off the campaign, IT Services staff is asking the campus community to fill out this short survey to provide a baseline of current cybersecurity knowledge, and to direct the focus of future awareness efforts.

All of the cybersecurity information can be located on the website at uwindsor.ca/cybersecurity, which will be updated regularly with best practices and current threats.