Get Cyber Safe Blog

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.

May 30, 2018

Protect your home and office routers and network devices against VPNFilter malware

VPNFilter malware has been discovered to exploit a vulnerability in small office and home office routers. This malware is able to collect information, exploit devices and block network traffic. The malware exploits a vulnerability in routers produced by several manufacturers and some storage devices. This is an issue that has worldwide implications.

May 14, 2018

7 Tips for Safe and Healthy Online Dating

Dating has changed in the digital age as many relationships now begin on apps, websites and social media. While it can seem like an intimidating way to meet people, you can make the experience of meeting someone online safe and enjoyable by following these seven tips.

January 23, 2018

Rumour has it: Discussing online privacy with your child

As soon as they start using the Internet, children are faced with choices that can have major consequences on their lives — both online and offline. As parents, it’s important for us to teach them how to practice empathy and good judgement. These skills will help them understand what they should and should not be sharing about themselves and others.

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