Cyber Security Month

October is Cyber Security Month!

This October, IST's Information Security and Compliance team wants you to know that information security starts with you.

Phishing Simulations

Can you recognize a suspicious looking email message? This month IST will be sending one or two messages to your Inbox that may not be what they seem.  An email might be suspicious if it fits any of the criteria listed in the “How to catch a phish”  article in UM Today.

Forward any suspicious messages to spam[at]umanitoba[dot]ca.


Test your cyber smarts and win!

2018 Cyber Security Awareness Month Contest

During the month of October 2018, all students, staff and faculty will have access to a new course in UM Learn called, Cyber Security Awareness - Phishing Module. The course contains a short, five minute learning module about phishing. 

Log into UM Learn using your U of M network ID and password. The course will be listed in the My Courses area on the UM Learn home page.

For your chance to win a new 9.7" iPad, all you have to do is take the training. All participants who complete the module will be entered into a draw to win the iPad at the end of October.

The winner will be announced in November.

Take the Cyber Security Awareness – Phishing Module now for your chance to win! 

Good luck!


Poster Contest

Hey students! Here is your chance to get creative. Submit a poster design to promote cyber security and you could win a $300 gift card for the U of M Bookstore.

See Poster Contest Rules for detailed information about the contest.


Cyber Security Awareness  Month Promotional Material

Cyber Security Postcard 1 (pdf)
Cyber Security Postcard 2 (pdf)
Cyber Security Bookmark (pdf)
Cyber Security Poster (pdf)
Cyber Security Poster (pdf)
Cyber Security Poster (pdf)


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