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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 1-888-733-533.

 

  
  
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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

3/19/2019
  

Have you been breached or are aware of a Cyber incident?  Here are some contact numbers to follow up with depending on the circumstance:

Local authorities for criminal activity

Canadian Anti-Fraud Center - 1-888-495-8501

Canadian Centre for Cyber Security

​Canada's main credit reporting:

  • Trans Union - 1-866-525-0262
  • Equifax - 1-866-779-6440

Service Canada - 1-800-O-Canada

  • Federal ID issues (SIN or Passport information)

Sask PolyTech credentials

3/12/2019
  

The Junk and Phishing Email Reporting Tool lets you easily report possible phishing and junk email for analysis to help improve the effectiveness of our email protection technologies.

Benefits:

  • Provides faster identification of potential spam / phishing emails
  • Allows for better analysis and communication of potential threats

From the Outlook ribbon, you can click Report as Junk , Report as Phishing , or Report as Not Junk to send a report for analysis.

This add-in is available today on all employee machines and we encourage you to use it. For more information on how to use this reporting tool, click on this link to learn more.

Note: As always, if you are unsure of the validity of an email, or have replied to or clicked on an unfamiliar link, please contact the Helpdesk

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