IT Security at MacEwan


Ransomware Alert

May 14, 2017

Many organizations around the world have been affected by a massive, global ransomware attack. MacEwan IT has identified email coming into our network that might include the threat, and we ask that all faculty and staff be extra vigilant to ensure our systems remain secure. 

If you receive an unexpected email that looks unusual, do not open it. Instead, delete it immediately and report it to the Technology Support desk.

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Think about how much information you have stored on your computer or device. Or how much of your work and professional life you access through them. Work-related documents and communications, passwords and links to your financial information, personal information, photos … the list goes on.

Now think about the consequences of someone getting access to all of that information. It could be potentially devastating for you personally — and for the university.

While no-one is completely immune from attacks on their computer and data, there are some things that you can do to make yourself, and the university, less vulnerable.

This site provides information on some of the common risks out there, ways to protect yourself from them, and advice on what to do if you do get caught.


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