The ITS Information Security team wants to provide suggestions about how you can stay cyber secure when working from home or working remotely.

  • Be extra vigilant for phishing attempts, and malicious websites.
  • Ensure your computer, and mobile devices stay current with patches and software updates.  Please visit the ITS Help Centre for information on updating various devices.
  • Use an Antivirus product to protect your device.  ITS provides licensing for an Antivirus solution for use on personal devices, including mobile devices.
  • Be cognizant of where your files are stored. Files stored on a local home PC are not backed up.  Where possible use:
    • ‘CUNAS’ Network Drives (W:, V:, P: etc.)
    • Microsoft OneDrive
    • Microsoft Teams
  • Use a secured wireless connection at home.
  • Lock your screen if you are in a shared space
  • Report any lost or stolen devices immediately to Campus Safety Services.

Please visit the ITS website for further details, including examples of phishing messages that have been reported.

If you have questions, or would like any support or assistance; please contact the ITS Service Desk, by email at, or by phone at 613-520-3700, or visit the following website