What do Concordians need to do to stay safe?
All Concordia staff and faculty are urged to take a new cybersecurity awareness training course developed by MediaPRO. The 20-minute session can be completed from any computer by signing on to the MyConcordia portal. After clicking on the Cyber Awareness Training link located in the left-hand menu, you will be redirected to the secure MediaPro site that will prompt you to re-enter your Concordia netname and password. No new credentials are required.
The course is intended to help people assess their knowledge level and fill in the blanks on issues like data breaches, hacks and ransomware attacks. It provides examples of threats and indicates how you can protect yourself — both as a member of the university and in your personal life.
“Because we have the support of senior university administrators, you can do the training as part of your regular workday. I expect that many supervisors will want to ensure that the information is part of their team’s knowledge set,” Aragona says.
IITS will also be providing tips on safe computing through its Security web pages. Those who don’t find the answers they need there can and should reach out for help.
“Our software barriers are good, but new and more sophisticated attacks could sneak through,” he says. “Therefore, if you are the target of a suspicious email or phone call, please report it. Even if it’s a false positive, we’d like to investigate.”
If you receive a suspicious email, see an odd webpage pop-up or get a call that you think could compromise someone’s security, please contact email@example.com.