What is cyber security?
Cyber security is the practice of protecting information technology (IT) assets and electronic information from threats and attacks. Cybercrime is on the rise worldwide and everyone has a part to play in protecting the University, its information and its research from cyber-attacks.
What you can do
You can do your part by adhering to three simple steps:
1. Never disclose your University usernames and passwords.
2. Never click on links or attachments in emails from unknown sources.
- Always look for signs to identify potentially malicious email. For help on what to look for, see our latest For The Record: Dissecting the Malicious Email. To raise awareness in your workspace, distribute our Poster: Dissecting the Malicious Email.
- If you receive a suspicious email to your University email account, phone your IT Service Desk: 709-864-4595 (St. John’s Campus); (709) 639-2049 (Grenfell); 709-778-0628 (Marine Institute).
3. Use a personal email account rather than your University account for your personal use (e.g., social media and online shopping).
How we can help
In addition to providing resources on protecting information and staying cyber safe, the Office of the CIO will deliver cyber security awareness sessions to departments/units. If interested, please contact Alison Randell, Director Information Management & Protection @ Alison.Randell@mun.ca or 709-864-2063.