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 $100 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 to 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.



From September 3 - October 31, 2019, have a chance to win a $100 VISA card! You can enter the contest via the the UVicCyberAware course shell in CourseSpaces. Enter the course and follow the instructions provided on the screen to take the cybersecurity quiz.

Take the cybersecurity quiz to enter to win a Visa Gift Card and review the contest details and regulations for more information.

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: