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Security News

Did You Click the Link?

  Posted on: October 29, 2019

Today, we were going to post another #NCSAM tip about staying safe in a digital world. Were we able to? No, spammers had other plans for us. For the third day, Thompson Rivers University was hit with yet another spam and phishing email, trying to get users to give up their credentials. What did our…

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Don’t take the bait: How you can spot a phish

  Posted on: October 9, 2019

“Phishing” is a tech industry term for a kind of cybercrime where people try to fool other people into sending them money or revealing personal information online. The name comes from the idea of fishing: scammers send a message that acts as bait, hoping to “hook” someone. The good news is that you have the…

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October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Let’s Celebrate!

  Posted on: October 9, 2019

Like getting your steps in or lifting from your knees, secure habits keep you safe and your online reputation healthy. This October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month — a collaborative effort between government and organizations like ours to ensure everyone has the resources and knowledge they need to stay secure at work and at home….

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Computer Screen Locking (Staff)

  Posted on: August 5, 2014

The Information Security Committee has mandated automatic screen locking in order to protect access to student and client data on TRU computers starting Tuesday, August 5th. Automatic screen lock controls on will be implemented for you this week, so that after 15 minutes of no mouse or keyboard activity, the screen will go black. In order…

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Smartphone Security Awareness

  Posted on: December 20, 2013

On December 17, 2013 from 11am–2pm, the ITS Information Security Office hosted a SmartPhone Security Awareness event open to all staff and faculty. Over 100 people participated and ten ITS staff members provided individual training sessions at six stations. By visiting each station with their passports individuals received information and a stamp indicating they had…

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