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Office of Partnerships and Innovation

VIRTUAL: Cybersecurity 101 for Remote Workers

Date/Time: April 16 2020 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM EDT



Remote working has become a reality for millions of workers overnight. In this season of social distancing, we are now accessing employer networks and sensitive data on a regular basis.

COVID-19 has resulted in a substantial increase in cyber attacks and fraudulent activities which pose risks to our homes and remote workplaces.

The stakes are high: employers are under already under great financial strain as they adjust to the new realities of our economy. A data breach or compromised network can result in a financial loss, damage to company reputation, loss of time and resources and potentially loss of clients.

In this webinar, participants will:

  • Be introduced to the concept of cybersecurity
  • Receive practical tips and advice for adopting secure remote work practices
  • Gain fundamental skills, tools and resources to safeguard remote workplaces from cyber-attacks and fraud
  • Be made aware of common and COVID-19 related scams
  • Learn about cyber-threats such as Malware, social engineering, phishing, etc.

This workshop will also cover:

  • Password Management (practices and tools)
  • VPN and Wifi access, firewalls, anti-virus, multi-factor authentication and file sharing
  • Confidentiality
  • Related free and/or inexpensive tools and resources

Intended Audience:

  • New remote workers

NOTE: Attendees will be emailed a Zoom link to the online session the day before the event.

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ABOUT the WE-CAN PROJECT: The WE-CAN Project is led by Queen’s University and supported by the Government of Canada. Its mission is to inspire and empower existing and aspiring women entrepreneurs by providing them with tools, resources, expert mentors, networks and community building to expand existing businesses and to launch new ventures.

The Government of Canada, through FedDev Ontario’s Women’s Entrepreneurship Strategy (WES) Ecosystem Fund is providing $3.2 million for Queen’s University to design and deliver programs and services to accelerate, train, mentor and provide resources to women entrepreneurs and women-led companies in the community.

The focus of the WES strategy is to provide support to women entrepreneurs frodiverse and underrepresented groups.