Cyber Security Awareness Month at U of T

COVID-19 has pushed us even further into the realm of living and working in computing-mediated environments, throwing questions of how we safely work and live online into stark relief. Cyber security, or the practice of keeping yourself and your systems safe, is the topic of a widespread awareness campaign held every October, called “CyberSecurity Awareness Month” (SSAM).

The University of Toronto Scarborough Library is proud to work with our local Information & Instructional Technology Services on the promotion and dissemination of the University of Toronto’s activities for this year’s Cyber Security Awareness Month. 

In 2020, CSAM is focusing on device appreciation. Learn more about the campaign and week by week themes designed to help you stay safe online. The library has also prepared a reading list of key materials on this topic, and will be participating in activities all month long. A full list of events and other resources created by the University of Toronto is available online. 

IITS are key UTSC partners that keep you safe by providing VPNs, antivirus software, secure data backup, mobile and software updates, disk encryption, and more. For more information about IITS security services, please contact the service desk:

Librarians are experts in organizing and safeguarding information. Contact your liaison librarian if you would help with designing data workflows that keep your data safe and secure, throughout the research lifecycle.

Visit the Cyber Security Reading List