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Addressing Cyber Security Threats at Queen's

Earlier this year, the Senate approved a new Electronic Information Security Policy Framework that provides support to the university through policies that outline the responsibilities of all members of the Queen's community in maintaining the security and integrity of the university's IT resources. ITS has been working with key university stakeholders on establishing these policies and providing help with putting them into practice.

To highlight Cyber Security Awareness Month in October, Queen's Gazette spoke with George Farah, Information Systems Security Officer, about the current threats the university is facing and the ongoing efforts to counteract them, which include the new policy framework. George has been engaged in presenting on cyber security threats, recommendations and help resources at departmental meetings.

In recent weeks, ITS has been running a public awareness campaign to educate the community about safe computing practices, encouraging individuals to take advantage of the various resources ITS offers to help them protect their information and equipment. The campaign addresses important issues like phishing attacks, mobile device security and social media best practices.

A new information security training course has been made available for Queen's staff, faculty and students. The course offers information about the types of threats we face and describes to the key behaviours we encourage for safe computing. The course is available through Moodle: Information Security Awareness Training.

Image of the article featuring George Farah about information security

Read the full interview here: Staring down cyber threats [October 21, 2014]

For more about Queen's information security policies, please see the Information Systems Security Office on the Office of the CIO website.

Cyber Security Awareness Month: Safe Computing Ads

During the month of October, ITS featured tips on how to stay safe online. Click the link below to see the full version of the ads.

Cyber Awareness Print Ads

Cyber Security Awareness Ads (PDF*, 1.05 MB)

* PDF files can be read for free using Adobe Acrobat Reader.