Get Cyber Safe Blog

April 15, 2019

Cyber safe tax filing

Tips on keeping tax filing cyber safe

March 12, 2019

Protect yourself and report scams

At Get Cyber Safe, we offer tips on how to protect yourself from cyber threats. But what should you do when it does happen? The type of recourse depends on the type of cyber incident

December 21, 2018

5 ways to protect your privacy on a new smart device

While connected devices (also known as “smart devices”) are fun and make our lives easier, they also provide opportunities for hackers to access personal and private information. Take steps to protect yourself, and your family, by following these tips.

December 3, 2018

3 Things to Look for Before You Buy a Smart Device

Smart home assistants, virtual reality headsets, smartwatches - these are some of the hottest gifts flying off the shelves this holiday season. Before you buy a device that connects to the Internet, do your research to help protect yourself, and your gift’s recipient, from falling victim to cybercrime.

October 29, 2018

How cyber security is driving the jobs of the future

A report outlines the urgent need for Canada to develop our cyber security human resources. This is an exciting opportunity for Canadians, including students, to prepare themselves for a career that is in demand now, and will continue to be.

October 23, 2018

How to spot misleading info online and what to do about it

With all the information that’s available online, it’s inevitable that some of it will be wrong. Sometimes it’s a case of inaccurate facts, sometimes it’s opinion, satire or parody, and other times, it’s a case of deliberate attempts to mislead or influence public opinion through alternative media. Now, more than ever, we need to educate ourselves and our children about how to take a more critical look at information and articles shared online.

October 16, 2018

Five ways cybercriminals try to steal your personal info

Identity theft is when someone uses your personal information without you knowing about it. They may try to get your basic information, such as name, date of birth, and Social Insurance Number, so they can impersonate you. Or, they may be after ways to access your secure financial information.

October 9, 2018

5 ways to be smarter with smartphone apps

With new apps appearing all the time, it’s easy to get caught up in the moment, and download something offered to us online. But it’s important to be aware of where the app comes from, and whether it is a trusted source.

October 3, 2018

Our internet; Our cyber security

If you think about it, you are in touch with digitally-connected devices everywhere – from computers and smartphones to your car and gaming devices, to name a few. Thankfully, there are simple ways you can keep yourself safe in the digital age, and that is where CSAM comes in.

September 13, 2018

6 things every student needs to know

Now that student life is back in full swing, here are a few handy cyber tips to keep in mind.

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