October is Cyber Security Awareness Month (CSAM) and is recognized internationally to raise awareness in the public on the important topic of Cyber Security. This year, BCIT is excited to partner with the Canadian Center for Cyber Security (Cyber Centre) to provide information and resources to support BCIT’s community and promote the importance of staying safe and secure online. Rasha Nasra, EdD, Cybersecurity Engagement Lead, from Cyber Centre will kick off BCIT’s October Cyber Awareness Campaign on October 1.
The campaign is part of BCIT’s overarching cyber awareness program, Be Cyber Aware, focused on fostering a culture of cyber awareness within our community and learning how to keep data and privacy secure, both at home and at BCIT.
As many may now have the option of working remotely, being cyber aware is more important than ever. Remote work presents a unique challenge for many when it comes to cyber security because home environments don’t have the same safeguards as an office workplace.
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What is new this year?
Let’s spot a phish challenge is a month-long phishing campaign challenge, open to all attendees who register and attend the October 1st launch. Spot all the phishing emails in October, by sending them to email@example.com, and you will be entered into a draw to win a Samsung Galaxy Tablet.
We’ve divided the campaign into weekly themes throughout October. Each week we’ll focus on the different ways we’ve been able to live our lives online during the COVID-19 pandemic and offer advice to help the BCIT community Be Cyber Aware. BCIT is excited to be partnering with Cyber Centre, BCIT Privacy Office, Cyber Security Office, Enterprise Risk Management, and School of Computing and Academic Studies (SoCAS) to share and raise cyber and privacy awareness.
Register and learn more about the following virtual learning sessions:
- October 1: Keynote by Canadian Center for Cyber Security (CCCS)
- October 7: Phishing Campaign Workshop
- October 13: Data Privacy and Security in the Time of COVID-19
- October 28: The Evolution of Crypto Crime
The themes for each event aim to empower students, faculty, and staff to own their role in protecting their part of cyberspace by implementing robust security practices.
Each virtual session will end with a prize draw, so make sure to register for a chance to win some great prizes, and on the final day we’ll be giving away a grand prize – if you participate in all four events. To enter, simply register and attend all four learning sessions. All attendees will also receive a certificate of attendance after completing all the learning sessions.
Contact Be Cyber Aware
Thanks for helping to keep the BCIT community safe by promoting cyber security! If you have any questions or would like more information on the Be Cyber Aware campaign, contact: