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Information Security Awareness
Thank you to everyone who participated in Fraud Month by doing the Fraud quizzes. We would like to invite you to try out our Spring has Sprung quiz. Challenge yourself further by taking some our past quizzes.
Inside and Outside of Work - Information Security What to do! What to Know!
The Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) has developed a new Working Outside the Workplace Policy, a set of guidelines and a checklist to handle information incidents. Please take some time to review these important documents.
- Working Outside the Workplace
- Information Incident Management (including Privacy/Information Breaches)
What You Can Do to Protect Yourself
The Information Security Branch has developed many of the following resources to help explain information security best practices and how you can keep ahead of identity theft, viruses, and social engineering tactics so you are prepared when an issue arises. Check them out!
- Security 101 Guidebook - The Basics of Information Security in the Government of British Columbia. Brochure also available.
- An Information Security Perspective on the Safe Use of Social Media: Suggestions from the CISO on Balancing Risks and Opportunities
- Public Computer - Protect Your Personal and Confidential Information
- Safety Tips For Social Networking
- Top 8 Things You Should Not Give Social Networking Sites
- Protect Your Mobile Computer
- A Guide to Spyware - How to recognize it, avoid it and delete it.
- A Guide To Phishing - Learn what phishing is and what to do.
- A Guide To Fraud and Identity Theft - Learn more about identity theft, what it is and how to protect yourself.
- A Guide to Social Engineering - What is social engineering and what you can do about it.
- SonicWALL Phishing and Spam quiz - Can you see the real thing? Test your knowledge of Phishing and Scams.
- Password Best Practices and interesting facts
- Five blatant security mistakes you should avoid when setting up your Wireless router and a quick reference card. There are links to additional excellent resources just below the video. Check them out as well.
- The Little Black Book of SCAMS - Your Guide to Protection Against Fraud, published by the Competition Bureau of Canada
Here are some other useful websites regarding information security awareness:
Email Safety and Browsing
- Dealing with Email Attachments
- Improve the Safety of Your Browsing
- IAO Email Management, Recommended Practices and FAQs
Information Security Awareness Videos
Child Protection Links
- Social Smarts: Privacy, the Internet and You Graphic novel helps youth navigate online privacy risks. The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada has created this graphic novel to help young Canadians to better understand and navigate privacy issues in the online world.
- Canadian Centre for Child Protection
- Keeping Kids Safe On-line
- Adventures in Internet Safety - Disney
- The Door that's not Locked
Other External Links
- Who Can Ask You For Your SIN?
- Effectively Erasing Files - Carnegie
- StaySafeOnline: National Cyber Security Alliance
- RCMP Personal Information and Scams Protection
- Canada's national public awareness site
- Wifi Alliance Discover and Learn about Security
- Events at Infosecevents.net
- Security Events at Dahousie University
- Event listing at IT Security portal
- Event listing at RSA Conference (then click on calendar)