Brock University is marking Cybersecurity Awareness Month in October by emphasizing the importance of staying vigilant while working remotely.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, which has the majority of the Brock community working from home, the University has seen an increase in cybersecurity attacks.
As the University increased its reliance on technology, it has in turn, increased its cyber risk.
Information Technology Services (ITS) is reminding the Brock community that most attacks can be deterred by staying aware and being cautious of suspicious emails and account activity.
The Government of Canada has created a , which reinforces the importance of staying secure online and provides tips on how to do so. All members of the Brock community are encouraged to use the tool to refresh their cybersecurity knowledge.
For more information on cybersecurity attacks and how to prevent them, visit .
Any questions can be directed to the ITS Help Desk at .