Information Technology Services
Information Technology Services
The Cybersecurity Awareness Course for student, staff, and faculty members has now closed as we work on improvements and explore new possibilities for 2020.


IT Security Awareness Course for Students

Security awareness training is an important part of Queen's University IT Security Program. The aim of this course is to establish a foundational knowledge regarding threats you may face online, and how to protect your personal data and Queen's systems and information.

Queen's new IT Security Awareness Course, licensed from the InfoSec Institute, is now available. This self-paced course covers modules on staying safe online and knowledge about internet security and privacy. This course is targeted towards those who access the web as part of their studies, employment, research or leisure activities.

Do you have questions about the security course?  Check out the FAQs.

Important note: If you have not already received an email inviting you to take the course, please email

For technical assistance, please check out our FAQs. If you cannot find what you are looking for within the FAQs, please contact the IT Support Centre at (613)533-6666 or by filling out the Online Help Form.

How to Register for the Security Awareness Course

  Step 1: Check your inbox

As a student, you will be sent an email invitation to your inbox inviting you to participate in the course. The email will include a link to the course. 

 Step 2: Follow the link in the email

You will receive your email invitation in your Queen's inbox. This invitation is specific to you only. To see a sample of a course invitation, click the image. Follow the link included in the email to begin your training. 

Notes: You do not need to complete the course in one sitting. You will be able to return and pick up from where you left off until the course is completed. You will receive reminders to begin the course and to complete the course.

  Step 3: When you finish the course

Once you finish the course, you will be sent simulated phishing emails to hone your skills. You may also receive legitimate phishing emails during this time.

When you receive a phishing email:

  • Do NOT click on any links within the email
  • Forward the email to to report it
  • Delete the email from your inbox
  • IT Services will contact you is follow-up action is required (i.e. password change)

Featured Modules

The course is comprised of 5 modules and will take approximately 30 minutes to complete. 



Course Description What is phishing? Why and how is it used? How can you protect yourself from phishes?


Course Description Learn about ransomware, how to identify it, and how to protect your devices.


Mobile Security

Course Description Learn about mobile security (encryption, app permissions, and data wiping).









Last Updated: January 10, 2019