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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Android Update Instructions

  Posted on: September 9, 2021

Due to a recent security vulnerability on Android devices, all staff should be updating their devices with the most recent security patches. To get the most recent updates, go to the settings menu on your device, the icon should look like a gear. From there you will need to scroll down the menu until you…

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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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Outlook Update – January 19th, 2021

  Posted on: February 1, 2021

Differences between Exchange and Outlook: Email System – A collection of servers that is used to store, transport, and monitor email between TRU and the internet. Our email system consists of 14 servers (3 Exchange Servers for Employees, 5 Exchange Servers for Students, and 6 relay/monitoring servers). Exchange Servers – These are the backend servers that store…

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