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Be Cyber Aware

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.

learn to protect yourself online

Awareness Topics

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.

Learn to spot phishing attacks

Protect yourself from ransomware

Understanding malvertising

Secure Remote Working

Using data backups

Protect yourself with encryption

Be smart with passwords

Using Multifactor Authentication

Secure file transfer with BCIT OneDrive

Secure Web Browsing

Protecting Personal Information

Latest Cyber Security News Alerts

Apple Security Advisory

On 17 and 18 August 2022 Apple published Security Updates to address vulnerabilities in the following products:

  • iOS and iPadOS – versions prior to 15.6.1
  • macOS Monterey – versions prior to 12.5.1
  • Safari – versions prior to 15.6.1

Exploitation of these vulnerabilities could result in arbitrary code execution.
Apple has received reports that some of these vulnerabilities have been actively exploited.
The Cyber Centre encourages users and administrators to review the Apple Security Updates and apply the necessary updates.

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.

Become Cyber Aware

72%

OF EMAILS RECEIVED BY BCIT ARE SPAM

41%

OF CYBER-ATTACK INCIDENTS USED PHISHING.

3x

CLICK EFFECTIVENESS FOR TARGETED PHISHING CAMPAIGNS THAT ADD PHONE CALLS

33%

INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF INCIDENTS CAUSED BY VULNERABILITY EXPLOITATIONS FROM 2020 TO 2021

Contact Us

For immediate assistance, please contact BCIT Service Desk at 604-412-7444, Option 1.

For questions or comments about our Cyber Aware campaign, send us an e-mail at becyberaware@bcit.ca.