Cybersecurity awareness for students

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Every day we take steps to ensure the protection of our personal items that are valuable to us; why not take the necessary steps to protect our online information? At the University of Victoria, we all play a part in the security of ourselves and others. Understand cybersecurity, be UVicCyberAware.


How do I stay safe? 

  • Educate yourself - Familiarize yourself with best practices and safe computing habits. 
  • Create strong passphrases - Create strong and distinct passphrases for your accounts, and do not share them with anyone! 
  • Secure your devices and computers - Your personal devices often contain sensitive and confidential data. Ensure you are taking the necessary steps to keep this data safe, like keeping your computer's operating system, anti-virus and software updated and backing up your data. 
  • Stay aware of potential scams - Avoid tricks and traps used to get confidential information about you and your accounts by staying up to date on known scams. 

UVic CyberAware

CyberAware booth

Come see us at the 2022 UVic orientation events! Stop by to play a cybersecurity game, win swag, enrol in UVic MFA, chat with our cybersecurity experts, and more.

2022 Contest

Stay tuned for information on how to access the 2022 CyberAware contest to learn about cybersecurity and become more CyberAware. 

CyberAware 2021

Instagram takeover

In October 2021, UVic's former Chief Information Security Officer, Nav Bassi, took to the UVic Instagram to answer your questions on secure passphrases, protecting your accounts, how to get into a career in cybersecurity, and more. Watch the recap on YouTube: 


Additional Information

Hungry for more cybersecurity related tips and tricks? Get all the information you need to help protect your devices and yourself in the following pages: