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 scan. You can take the online saftey quiz in CourseSpaces 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.
  • 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.



Thank you to all who participated in the #UVicCyberAware contest in CourseSpaces! We've chosen five winners, check your email at to see if you are one of them. 

Want to test your skills? Take the quiz below! Look out for more contests and events next year. 

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:

Are you a member of faculty or staff at UVic? Check out the following resources about device safety and privacy: