Device Security

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Cybersafety Tip: If you are gifting or receiving a new device be sure to secure it as soon as it’s unwrapped! Strong passwords including multifactor authentication on all accounts is crucial. Regularly review and restrict app permissions. Keep your operating software up to date. These steps all help you to thwart malware and scammers.
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Scammer Trick: Caller ID Spoofing

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Scammers can impersonate any phone number and any organization through ‘spoofing’. You can no longer trust the name and number on your display, no matter what type of phone you use. Fraudsters use this trick to conduct scams of all kinds. They will impersonate police, a government department, a bank, a hospital, or any other organization to trick you into providing personal information or to send payment in some form.
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Scams and Fraud

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Scams and Fraud: How to spot them and stop them. This video will help you protect yourself against all kinds of scams and fraud including online and digital scams. This video will demonstrate how to detect fraud in it’s various forms, how to protect yourself against them and how to correct or respond to fraud attempts when they happen.
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CTRL-F-Teaching-Resources

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CTRL-F: Find the Facts is a program of CIVIX, which is a non-partisan registered Canadian charity dedicated to building the skills and habits of active and informed citizenship among school-aged youth. False and misleading information is rampant online, and people lack the skills and motivation to determine what to trust. To build the next generation of informed citizens, we need to adopt new ways to teach digital media literacy and source evaluation.
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The eSafety Guide

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Learn about the latest games, apps and social media, including how to protect your information and report harmful content. Do a deep dive on the safety features of the most popular apps and games. How can you report someone? Key safety links. How can you report online abuse or block someone? How can you protect your personal information?
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“Malvertising”

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See how scammers are purchasing web feed ads to target victims with a tech support scam. It’s sophisticated, professional looking and very difficult for software to block.
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Zoom

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“Zoom is a cloud-based  video communications app that allows you to set up virtual video and audio conferencing, webinars, live chats, screen-sharing, and other collaborative capabilities.” – Business Insider why Zoom?…
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WhatsApp

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“Launched in 2009, WhatsApp is a free, multi-platform messaging app that lets users make video and voice calls, send text messages, share their status, and more with just a Wi-Fi…
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Facetime

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“FaceTime is an app that supports video and audio calling between Apple devices or Apple to Android phones. It doesn’t replace your regular phone calls but provides an alternative.” – Lifewire…
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Google Duo

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“Google Duo is a free video and audio calling app made by Google. Duo relies on your phone number, enables you to reach people in your phone’s contacts list, offers…
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Skype

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“Skype is a service that enables people to make and receive free voice and video calls over the internet using a computer, web browser, or mobile phone.” – Lifewire why skype?…
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Comp TIA

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The cybersecurity job market is booming, but where to start? CyberSeek has detailed, actionable information for job seekers in this domain!
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CybersecurED

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An exclusive 10-part podcast series from cybersafety educator Claudiu Popa that looks at the myths and realities of EdTech in North America.
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Cybrary

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The leading cybersecurity and IT career development platform. Find courses for professional certifications to help you down your career path.
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IBM Training

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IBM’s repository of cybersecurity resources including a quiz to test your current know-how, training courses for students, career planning resources, and a cyber breach experience game called “Terminal”. 
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Cisco Netacad

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Cybersecurity courses developed by Cisco, from cloud and network security to cybersecurity essentials and IoT fundamentals.
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Sans Cyber Aces

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An online course that teaches the core concepts needed to assess and protect information security systems. Developed by the Sans Institute.
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The Crash Course

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Want to get up to speed on in-depth cybersecurity quickly? Crash Course Computer Science will inform and engage you in just over ten minutes!
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PicoCTF

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Picoctf is a free computer security education program with original content built on a capture-the-flag framework created by security and privacy experts at carnegie mellon university.
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CyberTitan

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Cybertitan prepares middle and secondary school students with learning opportunities through hands-on simulated environments
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Fight Back

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These cool interactive games by Texas A&M University will make you think about cybersecurity will battling various villains.
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Cyber.Org

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CYBER.ORG and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) partnered to produce this cybersafety video series.
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OIPC – Alberta 

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Lesson Plans and Activities for K-12 Education. These resources were developed with Canada’s federal, provincial and territorial privacy commissioners. 
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Getcybersafe.ca 

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Also available in French, this printable work book is loaded with fun activities for kids. All cybersafe resources are available here (insert link) in both English and French.  https://getcybersafe.gc.ca/en 
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 #CyberAMA Video 

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In this “Ask Me Anything” format we let the kids lead the discussion! Topics discussed included online gaming safety, handling online bullying, how to secure accounts with strong passwords and…
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UnHackThis

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From KnowledgeFlow, an online challenge that will force you to do some quick research to solve a puzzle and unlock a website!
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KnowBe4

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This interactive children’s activity kit comes with a video and a workbook filled with pictures, games, and activities focused on cybersecurity.
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PDF Guide

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Everything you have ever wanted to know about PDF documents! Learn how to make one, when to use one and how to add a password.
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Tax Scams

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In this radio interview, Claudiu Popa, KCF Co-Founder explains common tax scams to watch out for.
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Bits And Bytes

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In this video from our KnowledgeWise program, Claudiu Popa, KCF Co-Founder, describes where your data goes online and it is used in cyberfraud. Learn about protecting your personal information.
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the Fraud Department Call

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This typical scam comes in many forms and often includes some correct personal information that makes victims let their guard down. Scammers will often use your name, address, part of an account number, a company name, etc. that gives their contact a sense of legitimacy.
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