Security is everyone's responsibility
At BCIT, we all have a shared responsibility to protect substantial amounts of personal information about our community – including our students, faculty, staff, alumni, and donors. By taking the first simple steps to stay secure, we all can make an impact on privacy and information security, both at home and at BCIT.
End-user security awareness and training is essential in order to protect institutional intellectual property, as well as personal and confidential information. The training provided on this site highlights the importance of information security, risk, and privacy implications to avoid incidents such as phishing, data breach or compromise, malicious exploitation or accidental data disclosure.
The goal is to ensure the community is educated on the risks they carry when interacting and working with information technology, how to defend against malicious threats, and how to react to information security events or incidents, both at work and at home.
Cyber security involves many aspects of your digital life. Most people know what viruses and passwords are, but the threat landscape is always changing and it’s important to stay informed.
Below are different topics where you can learn more about keeping yourself safe and staying cyber aware.
Latest Cyber Security News Alerts
Use of TikTok on BCIT Devices
BCIT has been closely monitoring the recent developments on the use of the TikTok application (app) and related security concerns. As a precaution to safeguard personal and Institute information, BCIT is issuing a temporary ban on the use of TikTok on all BCIT-issued devices. This decision follows the Government of Canada and the BC Government’s temporary ban of TikTok on all government-issued devices due to privacy and security concerns.
Did you know...
BCIT’s exposure to online security risks are real and constantly changing. Knowing how to improve your online security profile is important, not only for yourself but also for BCIT.
According to IBM Security X-Force Threat Intelligence Index, “Phishing was 2021’s top infection vector (at 41%), and the brands that were most imitated in phishing kits are among the largest and most trusted companies: Microsoft, Apple and Google.” Over 50% of victims clicked on targeted phishing campaigns that added had vishing. Short form – 41% of cyber-attack incidents used phishing.
Find out what the risks are and how to protect yourself. Don’t become one of these statistics.
For immediate assistance, please contact BCIT Service Desk at 604-412-7444, Option 1.
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