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Welcome to SaskPolytech Cyber Security Awareness Site

Security Awareness is a major part of IT Security in any organization.  Cyber Threats are continously modified and updated by criminals to bypass existing security control systems that are in place.  It is very important for everyone to be aware of these types of attempts, understand what they look like and be informed of recent attempts here at Sask Polytech to protect ourselves.  The IT Security branch in Information Technology Services primary goal is to manage the risks associated with cyber security incidents and threats. IT Security is a team effort and everyone has a role to play in IT Security to protect ourselves and Saskatchewan Polytechnic's data and resources.  This awareness page is a main point of entry for sharing information on up-to-date threats, issues and training resources.


Always report suspicious activity by contacting the helpdesk via email at helpdesk@saskpolytech.ca or phone 1-888-733-5333.

 

  
  
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11/28/2019
  

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.

Ø  Check 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.

Ø  Value 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.

 

Safe Shopping!

11/6/2019
  

ITS has recently found that an external individual registered the domain SaSkPolytechTest.ca

The 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 attacks. 

If 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.


9/24/2019
  

​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!

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5/5/2019
  

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:

Password Manager Instruction Guide

Use this printable guide (pdf) for complete instructions that walk you through the process.
4/22/2019
  

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

​Most common security questions to reset passwords:

  • What Is your favorite book?
  • What is the name of the road you grew up on?
  • What is your mother’s maiden name?
  • What was the name of your first/current/favorite pet?
  • What was the first company that you worked for?
  • Where did you meet your spouse?
  • Where did you go to high school/college?
  • What is your favorite food?
  • What city were you born in?
  • Where is your favorite place to vacation?


**NOTE**

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

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