With the upcoming holiday season, more people are purchasing
gifts online. Here’s some tips for protecting yourself:
Ø Use a
credit card: Credit cards usually offer some protection against identity
theft and may limit the monetary amount you will be responsible for paying.
your statements: Keep a record of your purchases and copies of confirmation
pages, and compare them to your bank statements. If there is a discrepancy,
report it immediately.
Ø Protect yourself: When shopping, make
sure the site you are on has security enabled. Look for https:// in the
wesites address, as well as the lock to indicate its secure.
your personal information: Take precautions when providing personal
information, and make sure to check the privacy policies to see how a company
will use or distribute your information.
has recently found that an external individual registered the domain SaSkPolytechTest.ca
use of similar domain names is a common way to trick users into providing
personal information or to create fake email addresses to carryout phishing
you receive any kind of communication from this domain SaSkPolytechTest.ca
or other combinations that use SaskPolytech in the website or email
address, please report it immediately to the Helpdesk.
Like getting your steps in or lifting from your knees, secure habits keep you safe and your online reputation healthy. This October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month — a collaborative effort between government and organizations like ours to ensure everyone has the resources and knowledge they need to stay secure at work and at home. In the coming weeks, we’ll share a variety of resources to help you outsmart cyber threats and protect you and your family from online attacks. We encourage you to read and share the information with your colleagues, friends and family. When it comes to cybersecurity, knowledge is power. Join us this October in the fight against cybercrime!
The Sask Polytech Password Manager allows you to manage your own account. You must be enrolled in the
system to be able to reset your password or unlock your account on your
own in the future. You will require a mobile device number and/or an alternate (personal) email to enrol in the system. If you haven't already enrolled in the system, visit our enrollment site.
Once you have enrolled in the system you will be able to:
A common way for potential attackers to find
information is over social media. Have you ever replied to a "friend"
request or seen a post to share this type of information
The answers to the social
media post above are three of the most common security password reset
questions companies ask for highlighted above. Armed with this information an attacker is
well on their way to gaining access to your account