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man cowering near insecure computerThe University of Windsor will mark Cybersecurity Awareness Month raising awareness about measures individuals can take to be more cybersecure.

Campaign to bring awareness of cybersecurity best practices

The University of Windsor will mark Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2021 with its own digital campaign focused on themes relevant to the campus community whether working or learning in-person or remotely.

Cybersecurity Awareness Month, held each October, is an internationally recognized effort to inform the public of the importance of cybersecurity. The campaign aims to help Canadians better understand online security, and to supply simple steps to protect themselves, their families, their devices, and their workplaces.

“We are using the opportunity to remind and assist our faculty, staff, and students about cybersecurity best practices on campus and at home,” says Kevin Macnaughton, team leader security in Information Technology Services. “We hope to help them better identify the ever-changing phishing tactics, advise on securing their mobile devices or workstations, and highlight the global campaigns taking place.”

Key cybersecurity themes will be shared via DailyNews and UWindsor social media channels starting next week and run through to the end of October. More information is available at uwindsor.ca/cybersecurity.