Jan, 2013

Cyber Security – A community effort

Kevin Vadnais, Information Security Analyst, was asked to present on cyber safety to two community groups in November and early December.  A parent preschool group in Coaldale, and the Lethbridge Breakfast Club were brought up to speed on cyber safety and identity protection.

kevin vadnais1 nov30 2012

“They asked me to explain some of the things that would help them become more savvy about internet threats, and to protect their own personal information online.”

Vadnais demonstrated how easily someone can become a victim of identity theft. Within minutes of conducting internet queries and piecing together seemingly unrelated bits of information about one of the audience members, Vadnais had the full name, birthdate, parents’ names, parents’ address, parents’ phone number, along with their children’s information. This eye-opening video shows a similar example.

For more details about Vadnais’ presentations, see the article published by the Lethbridge Herald.

If you have questions about the University’s cyber security program, or would like advice on how to be cyber safe, contact the Solutions Centre at  help@uleth.ca or 403-329-2490.