Tip of the Month
Pay Attention to Data Breaches to Protect Your Identity
Identity thieves often target large retail chains and other organizations to steal customer data. Pay attention to any data breaches announced in the media. A lot of the time, it isn’t you that gives away your information, it is someone else who has access to that data. Keep informed about breaches. If you are part of one, change your password ASAP and monitor activity.
https://haveibeenpwned.com/ is a great website you can use to check email addresses for data breaches.
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 spot phishing attacks
Protect yourself from ransomware
Using data backups
Protect yourself with encryption
Be smart with passwords
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 BCIT.
Find out what the risks are and how to protect yourself. Don’t become one of these statistics.
* Statistics (54%, 99% and 365%) provided by TechRepublic