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Working and learning from home bring new considerations, including how to manage security issues to protect yourself, your work, and your personal information.

“While security can feel like just another thing on your to-do list, the consequences of not investing the time can have significant consequences on your personal life and the University if you’re the victim of a cyber attack,” says Kevin Macnaughton, team leader security in Information Technology Services. “It’s worth it to do your security homework.”

IT Services’ list of top three work from home security assignments includes:

  • Keep your operating system and applications, including anti-virus, up to date. Upgrade to Windows 10 if you haven’t already.
  • Use UWindsor’s Virtual Private Network (GlobalProtect) to access work accounts.
  • Keep your home network secure by using a wireless password that is at least 12 characters long and ensuring your wireless network uses encryption.

To get details on the tips above and learn more work from home security best practices, see

Led by IT Services, Cybersecurity Awareness Month efforts highlight cybersecurity issues relevant to the UWindsor community. More information, along with how you can protect yourself, can be found at

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The University of Windsor will mark Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2020 with its own all-digital campaign focused on themes that are particularly relevant to faculty, staff, and students working and learning online.

Cybersecurity Awareness Month is an internationally recognized campaign held each October to inform the public of the importance of cybersecurity. This campaign is focused on helping all Canadians be more secure online by being informed and knowing the simple steps to take to protect themselves, their families, their workplaces, and their devices.

“We want to remind and educate the campus community about best practices around working from home, spotting phishing attempts, browsing safely, securing their mobile devices, and managing their workstations,” says Kevin Macnaughton, team leader security in Information Technology Services.

Each week throughout October, a key cybersecurity theme will be shared via DailyNews and UWindsor’s social media channels. More information is available at

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Too many tasks have you feeling overwhelmed?

IT Services team member Ericka Greenham explains how to use default lists and how to create your own lists with the Microsoft To Do App in this week's Tech Talk.

Both types of lists offer different settings to help you manage your tasks and lists more efficiently. 

Watch Greenham as she walks through To Do default lists in this 143-second video and To Do personal lists in this 123-second video.

Tech Talk is a presentation of IT Services. More Tech Talks are available at 

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As the campus community settles into a primarily online semester, Information Technology Services reminds members of the byte-sized how-to’s and tips offered through Tech Talk video tutorials.

Below are some of the Tech Talk videos that cover timely topics:

Authentication and Security

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Tech Talk is a presentation of IT Services. More Tech Talks are available at

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The Government of Ontario LinkedIn Learning pilot, which made the online learning resources available to the province’s post-secondary institutions, is set to expire.

UWindsor faculty, staff, and students will continue to have access to LinkedIn Learning until Sept. 30. After this date, however, LinkedIn Learning course content as well as user learning history will no longer be available.

Instructors: If you had been planning to rely on LinkedIn Learning for any of your course learning materials, look to other sources. For assistance with this process, contact the Office of Open Learning or Leddy Library.

All LinkedIn Learning users: To download your learning history, go to the “my learning” tab at the top of your account and then click “learning history.” Beside each course there is a more “more” button drop-down where you can download your certificates or add to your LinkedIn profile.