October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month
Mark International Cybersecurity Awareness Month with tips on minimizing risks that can show up in our everyday socializing, learning and working online.
Your help is crucial
By becoming aware of possible threats and vulnerabilities, you can help protect yourself as well as TMU. Here are some important things you can do:
- Know the common traits of phishing emails and how to report and delete them.
- Install and allow automatic updates for antivirus software.
- Use two-factor authentication with all TMU accounts and, where possible, with personal accounts, because passwords don’t provide enough protection for your accounts and everything they can access.
- Use a password manager to safely store and keep track of login credentials for all of your TMU and personal accounts.
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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.