BCIT recognizes October as Cybersecurity Awareness Month

We all have to do our part to protect and ensure the safety and security of our lives and community online. The month of October marks Cybersecurity Awareness Month in Canada. During this month, the Government of Canada along with a coalition of security organizations and agencies have a heightened focus to provide information and resources to support Canadians in staying safe and secure online.

Be Cyber Aware, is the Institute’s cyber awareness program and it aims to help our community stay informed, secure, and to make an impact in safeguarding our privacy and information when at home or at work.

Are you cyber aware? Take the quiz.

Get informed and participate in Be Cyber Aware

Be Cyber Aware campaign in October is focused on fostering a culture of cyber awareness within our community and on educating everyone about how we can best keep data and privacy secure, both at home and at BCIT.

Throughout October, there will be four weekly virtual learning sessions on topics related to cyber awareness. Guest speaker Maleena Singh, Cybercrime Coordinator with the RCMP Cyber Investigations Unit, will kick-off the series of learning sessions on October 1 with her insights on policing cybercrimes in BC. Register and learn more about the virtual learning sessions.

“At BCIT, we all have a shared responsibility to protect substantial amounts of personal information about our community—including our students, faculty, and staff. Fortunately, by taking a few simple steps to stay secure, we can all make an impact on privacy and information security,” said Roy Hart, Chief Information Officer, BCIT.

Staying safe at home: cyber awareness quiz

As many have transitioned to working remotely, being cyber aware is more important than ever. Remote work presents a unique challenge for many when it comes to cyber security and it is because home environments don’t have the same safeguards as an office workplace. To help the community become aware of their level of cyber awareness and stay informed, BCIT has compiled a series of cyber security topics and created a fun and informative quiz. Take the quiz now.

Interested in working in the field of cybersecurity?

BCIT offers a number of programs that provides the applied learning and industry connections to help launch a career in cybersecurity. Learn more about programs available at BCIT that leads to a job in the field of cybersecurity.

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