InfoSec Blog - Cyber Security Awareness Month 2020 - Week #3 Social Media Security


October 19, 2020

As Cyber Security Awareness Month rolls on, we continue to see great engagement from the campus community:

  • ~50 participants in our Careers in Cyber Security panel discussion panel on Wednesday Oct 14
  • ~100 people took last week’s Device Security quiz
  • 1321 people have tried the Virtual Escape Room with over 235 getting out successfully! If you haven’t tried it yet, you really should!
  • 56 players have registered for the Capture the Flag Challenge

There’s still time to get involved - Visit our 2020 Roadshow website ( for a full list of all of the planned events and activities, along with all of the prizes available just for taking part!


This Week is Social Media Security Week!

As we all continue to work and learn from home, the role of social media in our lives has taken on greater importance as a way to stay connected with our friends, family, and peers. However, bad actors are also using social media, so you need to be prepared to recognize social engineering and attempts to misuse these platforms.

Here are some social media security tips to stay secure and stay safe:


The University offers lots of ways to stay connected via social media, and here are just a few examples:

  • On Instagram @gryphons_fitness offers free on-demand fitness classes
  • @uofgccs on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook is how to get access to IT support
  • Check out #guelphgrad and see awesome grad pics to remind you of what we are all in it for!
  • A complete listing of all the University’s social media accounts can be found here


Do you already practice good social media security habits? Want to win a $25 Starbucks Gift Card? Simply take this week’s security awareness quiz for a chance to win!


‘Ask the InfoSec Team’ Panel Discussion – Wednesday October 28

Our first panel discussion on “Careers in Cyber Security” was a great success. We had ~50 participants who offered both questions and wonderful feedback.

In our next discussion entitled “Ask the InfoSec Team” we will answer your questions about cyber security. If you have a question for us, you can submit it ahead of time by emailing or better yet join us on October 28 and ask it then!  Visit the Roadshow website for full details and a link to download the calendar invite.

This session is free to attend and all student attendees will be entered into a draw for a brand new iPad!


Cyber Security Awareness Training

Don’t forget to complete one of our new interactive cyber security awareness training modules for University staff and faculty. Complete either one of these modules in October and you will be entered in a draw for ONE of TEN $25 Starbucks gift cards!

Thank you for your assistance and continued support in our cyber security awareness efforts, and please feel free to share this message.


Written by: Stephen Willem (Chief Information Security Officer)