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Staff and students at U of M are cyber aware

Thank you to all who participated in the Cyber Security Awareness Month activities

November 26, 2018 — 

Thank you to all who participated in Cyber Awareness Month activities. 

Phishing simulation results

Last month, two phishing simulation email messages were sent to staff.

According to the October phishing simulation results, our university staff can certainly recognize a phish.

Only 1.6% (down from 2% last year) clicked on the link in the first email and 2.8% (no change from last year) clicked on the link in the second email.  Great job!

Remember, when you see a suspicious email, don’t click on the link! In some cases even clicking on a link may cause trouble. Clicking on a suspicious link in an email can be risky because the website may not just be a phishing page asking for your credentials.  The web page may contain malicious code that will attack a vulnerability in your browser, which may then infect your computer with malware such as ransomware or spyware that can steal data.

Phishing Training Contest

1,665 staff and students viewed UM Learn Phishing Module. Congratulations to the iPad draw winner, Michael Gusak! We hope you get lots of use out of your new iPad. Don’t forget to ensure that your new mobile device is secure.

Cyber Security Poster Contest

We received seven poster contest submissions. Thank you to Neil Marnoch, Registrar’s Office; Karen Meelker, Access and Privacy Office; Brandy Usick, Student Engagement and Success; Patrick McCarthy, Information Security; and David Treble, Information Security who selected the winners based on their creativity, use of colour and clear message about cyber security. 

Congratulations to our winners!

 

First place: Imaobong Udofa

Cyber Security Contest Poster First Prize Winner - Imaobong Udofa

Cyber Security Contest Poster First Prize Winner – Imaobong Udofa

 

 

 

Second place: John Baptista

CyberSecurity Contest Poster Second Prize Winner

CyberSecurity Contest Poster Second Prize Winner – John Baptista

 

 

 

Third place: Akila Ambagala

Cyber Security Month Poster Contest Winner Third Place - Akila Ambagala

Cyber Security Month Poster Contest Winner Third Place – Akila Ambagala

 

 

 

For more information, visit the Information Security and Compliance web page at http://umanitoba.ca/computing/ist/security/phishing.html

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