Cyber Security Awareness Month

Cyber Security Awareness Month 2021 #CSAM2021

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, and nothing is more important than the safety and security of our college. One of the most serious threats we, and many others, face today is from cyber criminals. Mohawk’s Information Technology team work round the clock to make sure that personal and critical business information remains secure and protected.  But they can’t do it alone, we need your help.

Week 1: Staying in touch

People using smartphone and laptop

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:

Week 2: Sharing special moments

Happy Newlywed couple

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:

Week 3: Working and networking

Student in wheelchair using a laptop

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:

Week 4: Families and businesses

Happy Family using laptop on couch

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:

Cyber Security Web Series

The National Cyber Security Alliance has released a mini-series highlighting the importance of security best practices in our daily activities. StaySafeOnline1 is the official YouTube channel of the National Cyber Security Alliance.

Episode 1: Passwords

Episode 2: Data Handling

Episode 3: Computer Theft

Episode 4: Phishing and Ransomware

Episode 5: Removable Media

Episode 6: Vishing

Episode 7: Internet Downloads

Episode 8: Wi-Fi

Take the Get Cyber Safe Checkup

You can start by taking stock of your own cyber security knowledge by taking the Get Cyber Safe Assessment Checkup.