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IT Security

Information technology is an essential part of our day-to-day work and social lives. As the internet becomes increasingly hostile, the university constantly works to fend off attackers who attempt to hijack accounts, steal information or extort money. But Toronto Metropolitan University cannot protect every individual from every attempt by attackers.

Your help is crucial

By becoming aware of possible threats and vulnerabilities, you can help protect yourself as well as Toronto Metropolitan University. Here are some important things you can do:

Find more on the topics of protecting dataprotecting devices and protecting your identity.

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The cybersafety landscape at our university

infographic - The cybersafety landscape at our university

Prizes and contests

Students, faculty and staff have a chance to win great prizes this year! 

Check your eligibility and how to win on the:

$100 Amazon eGift Cards 
(30 prizes)

$50 Skip the Dishes Gift Cards
(100 prizes)

Grand prize: 13.3” Google Pixelbook Go (1 prize)

As many as 1 million account password-guessing attempts are logged by Ryerson each week. Each month, the university prevents 1 million connections from email systems known to send harmful messages. We reject close to 3 million monthly email delivery attempts from suspicious servers using invalid delivery methods to reach Ryerson users. On a daily basis, up to 200 emails with harmful attachments are blocked from reaching Ryerson users.