Mobile Device Check Up Station

Cyber Security Awareness Month kicked off with members of IT Support Services set up in the Arts Tunnel on Wednesday, October 4 at a Mobile Device Check-Up Station. Members of the university community that stopped by received a quick 5 min mobile device check-up to ensure they had the appropriate security features activated on their mobile devices. Vistors also entered their name in a draw to win an iPad.

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USASK Phishing Exercise

Throughout October, ICT implemented a phishing awareness program which sent test phishing emails to employees mailboxes. The fictitious emails were mock-ups of real phishing emails that have targeted the university in recent months and users that clicked on the link embedded in the email were directed to our IT security site for more information and training.

Here's a breakdown of how we did. 


Cyber Security in Post-Secondary Institutions Discussion

On Friday, October 20 ICT hosted a discussion about cyber security and post-secondary institutions which explored why universities are becoming frequent targets for cybercriminals and how some universities managed recent incidents. The panel was hosted by the University of Saskatchewan's Chief Information Security Officer, Jon Coller and Chris Law, Western Canadian Cyber Incident Response Partner with Deloitte. 

A video recording with excerpts is available to view online.  

Chris Law
Deloitte Canada

Jon Coller
University of Saskatchewan 
Chris Jon

Mobile Escape Room

Teams of 4-6 participants competed to solve our Cyber Security-Themed Escape Room. The event was hosted in the Bowl for the entire day on October 25, with two separate themed rooms to solve.

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