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Cybersecurity Awareness Month: “What’s in a name?”

  Posted on: October 4, 2021

Do you know the difference between malware, viruses, worms, adware, spyware and trojans? Watch for Information Security’s blog post to find out why you should—and look for more valuable tips during Cybersecurity Awareness Month.

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Duo Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) Enrollment Schedule

  Posted on: June 10, 2021

Why DUO MFA? Your network credentials provide access to email, the TRU Employee portal, Moodle, Microsoft Cloud Services (including Office, Teams and OneDrive) and other network resources. In December 2020, over 17 unsuspecting TRU employees opened a malicious email message, clicked on a scam link and provided their user credentials to a fake website.  The…

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Phish Alert Reporting button now available on all devices

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  Posted on: June 10, 2021

KnowBe4’s Phish Alert button gives TRU users a safe way to forward suspected email threats to the Information Security team for analysis.  The button also deletes the email from the user’s inbox to prevent future exposure. All with just one click! The Phish Alert Button (PAB) add-in will be available from any open email in…

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TRU Partners with Varonis for Data Protection

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  Posted on: June 10, 2021

The TRU Information Security Office has been working closely with Varonis (an industry leading platform that is built to protect the world’s most valuable and vulnerable data), to identify stale data, as well as stale sensitive data, hosted on TRU’s network storage devices.  Protecting the data that you may have access to is critical to…

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It is 9am. Do you know where your email address is?

  Posted on: April 8, 2021

It is 9am on a Tuesday morning.  You are getting ready to start your day after your favourite morning beverage, and think “do I know where my email address is?” It could be many places – your work computer, your friends address book, even safely tucked away behind Multi-factor Authentication. Or it could be in…

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Slam the scam – Protect yourself against CRA fraud

  Posted on: March 19, 2021

Taxpayers should be vigilant when they receive, either by telephone, mail, text message or email, a fraudulent communication that claims to be from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) requesting personal information such as a social insurance number, credit card number, bank account number, or passport number. These scams may insist that this personal information is…

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Clicking the Wrong Link Can Have Huge Impacts

  Posted on: January 15, 2021

In December 2020, just before the winter break, 17 unsuspecting TRU employees opened a malicious email message and clicked on a scam link. Once IT Services was informed of the scam (at infosecurity@tru.ca), they were able to stop several thousand more malicious emails from being sent. That’s the good news. The bad news? Enough damage…

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How to spot harmful DocuSign phishing scams

  Posted on: October 28, 2020

There’s been a rise in phishing messages that look like they are from DocuSign. These harmful emails are disguised as legitimate DocuSign notifications related to invoices or other financial documents that require your signature. Phishing scams are a very popular tactic hackers use to trick you into thinking you’ve received an email or text (SMiShing…

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CRA Cyber-Scam

  Posted on: January 17, 2020

Over the last few days we have had a number of institutions report a wide-spread cyber-scam circulating from what appears to be the Canada Revenue Agency. This particular scam seems to be targeting students, faculty and staff at universities across the country. It advises of a tax credit owing to you and requests your response…

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