Cyber Safety Awareness Month

The Cape Breton University campus always has a great vibe in October. The leaves are starting to change, the air is getting crisper, students are in the full swing of the semester and we’re getting ready to celebrate fall convocation at the end of the month, but did you know that October is also Cyber Safety Awareness Month in Canada? It is, so we thought we’d take a few minutes and provide the CBU community with a couple of cyber safety tips to help make sure that everyone has a safe online experience.

  • Use a strong password – don’t use something that is easily guessed and make sure to mix it up with upper and lowercase letters. Oh, and use *#$%& symbols!
  • Don’t give out personal information online – Personal info is personal for a reason. Getting random emails requesting your account info? Likely not what it seems.
  • Think before you post – Is your post offensive? Will it make someone else feel bad? Will you regret it later? Then don’t post it. Once it’s out there, it’s not always as easy as pressing delete.
  • Be a smart social media user – don’t accept friend requests from people you don’t know and check your privacy settings to ensure the info you share isn’t going beyond your friend zone.

Check out more great tips from our friends at the RCMP and safe surfing!