Information Technology Services
Information Technology Services

Information Security


SECURITY ALERT: Queen’s University is aware of an internet email scam in current circulation requesting a quantity of bitcoins to avoid the release of personal videos, pictures, or other sensitive information. These emails prey upon users’ fear by using scare tactics such as embarrassment or exposure to receive payment or ransom. However, the messages contain no evidence of compromised credentials and no proof that the attacker has actually obtained any personal information from recipients.

If you have received a message requesting bitcoin in exchange for personal information, do not respond. Forward the message to and delete it. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the IT Support Centre for assistance (613) 533-6666.

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Phishing Tip Sheet

This tip sheet will explain some of the issues we face when we socialize online. For more information take the IT Security Awareness Course.

Download full version (1.36 MB, PDF files can be read for free using Adobe Reader)

Security Resources


IT Security Awareness Course

Take the Information Security Awareness Training course. These modules are designed to highlight Information Security best practices on a variety of subjects ranging from using strong passwords to recognizing phishing attacks.

IT Security Campaigns

We live in a world that is more connected than ever before. The internet touches almost all aspects or our lives. With all the benefits of the internet there are also dangers, but these dangers can be reduced by employing cybersecurity.


Last Updated: May 1, 2018