Counting Down 12 Days of Cyber Safety for 2018

Welcome to 2018! Now that the new year is here, it’s time to think again about how you will incorporate cyber safety in your daily life. Plan your cyber safe new year by marking these times of observance in your calendar!

  1. Data Privacy Day (January 28, 2018)

Canadians need to remain vigilant and proactive about protecting personal and private data. Data Privacy Day encourages us to create a culture of respecting privacy, safeguarding data, and enabling trust.

Learn more: https://www.priv.gc.ca/en/about-the-opc/what-we-do/awareness-campaigns-and-events/data-privacy-day

  1. Safer Internet Day (February 6, 2018)

Safer Internet Day aims to raise awareness of emerging online issues to help Canadians use the Internet and their devices in a safer, more responsible way.

Learn more: https://www.cybertip.ca/app/en/internet_safety-safer_internet_day

  1. Global Money Week (March 12–18, 2018)

Global Money Week highlights the importance of youth understanding financial concepts. We celebrate this week by sharing tips on how to protect your money online.

Learn more: https://www.globalmoneyweek.org

  1. Pink Shirt Day (February 28, 2018)

Pink Shirt Day is a movement to encourage Canadians to join forces and take a stand against bullying by wearing pink shirts at school, at work, and everywhere else.

Learn more: https://www.pinkshirtday.ca

  1. Fraud Prevention Month (March 1–31, 2018)

Fraud Prevention Month is an annual public awareness campaign that works to prevent Canadians from becoming victims of fraud by helping them recognize, reject, and report it.

Learn more: http://www.competitionbureau.gc.ca/eic/site/cb-bc.nsf/eng/03662.html

  1. World Backup Day (March 31, 2018)

World Backup Day is a time to learn about the increasing role of data in our lives and the importance of regular backups to protect what’s important to us.

Learn more: http://www.worldbackupday.com

  1. World Password Day (May 3, 2018)

World Password Day reminds us about the importance of password security to protect our devices, finances, and identity.

Learn more: https://www.passwordday.org

  1. Privacy Awareness Week (May 6-12, 2018)

Privacy Awareness Week aims to raise awareness of privacy issues and the importance of protecting personal information.

Learn more: https://www.priv.gc.ca/en/about-the-opc/what-we-do/awareness-campaigns-and-events/privacy-awareness-week

  1. Cyber Security Awareness Month (October 1–31, 2018)

Cyber Security Awareness Month is an internationally recognized campaign to inform the public of the importance of cyber security and what we can do to be safe online.

Learn more: https://www.publicsafety.gc.ca/cnt/ntnl-scrt/cbr-scrt/csm-en.aspx

  1. Small Business Week (October 14–20, 2018)

Small Business Week brings together entrepreneurs to learn, network, and celebrate entrepreneurship. Take time this week to learn about the cyber threats that pose security risks to your workplace.

Learn more: https://www.bdc.ca/en/small-business-week/pages/home.aspx

  1. Media Literacy Week (November 2018)

Media Literacy Week aims to provide tools and resources to educate families about the various forms of media, and to demonstrate the importance of being able to critically analyze the messages in the media.

Learn more: http://www.medialiteracyweek.ca

  1. Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week (November 18-24, 2018)

Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week is an initiative to encourage Canadians to learn what they can do to help prevent and stop bullying.

Learn more: http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/safeschools/prevention.html

Enjoy your cyber safe new year and remember to follow @GetCyberSafe!


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