Cybersecurity awareness for students

Everyday we take steps to ensure the protection of our personal items that are valuable to us. Therefore, why not take the necesary steps to proctect 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 possible scams. You can take the online safety quiz in CourseSpaces for a chance to win a $150 Visa giftcard!
  • Create strong passphrases - Create strong and distinct passphrases for your accounts, and don't 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 downloading Anitvirus software available for free for UVic students!
  • 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.

Want to test your skills? Take the quiz below! 

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: