IT Security

IT Security


Welcome to the IT Security Home Page

Any time is a good opportunity to re-assess your own computer security!  Use our Top 10 Online Safety tips (click on the images below!) to easily and quickly make your online experience more secure, and put you less at risk of falling victim to a security incident. 
Tips for StudentsTips for Staff

Services Offered

Encryption is one of the most popular services available through the IT Security Office. To find out how you can get free full disk, centrally supported protection on your device, visit our
We take online scams very seriously, and want to make sure that all members of the University of Guelph community are aware of the targeted attacks we are seeing. Being informed is one of the best ways to protect yourself from becoming a victim of online fraud. Subscribe to our page to keep up to date with what we are seeing, and tips on how to spot scams.
For system administrators, we offer a complimentary Vulnerability Assessment scan for servers and work stations housed at the University of Guelph. This scan can help you discover devices on your network, as well as find any exploits in the system. If you are interested in enrolling in our service, please check out:

Security and Privacy

Security and Privacy go hand in hand.    If you follow our Security Awareness Tips above you will enhance your privacy as well!  We also proudly support International Privacy Day on January 28, see:
Got a security issue but unsure what to do? Email us at and we can help!