Cybersecurity Awareness Month


To the campus community,  

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month.    

This month, we will be launching Multi-factor authentication for all student accounts starting Tuesday, October 5th.  MFA is easy to set up. Go to and look for "Microsoft MFA Setup" along the right side of the page. In order to make the transition as smooth as possible, please go to > Update information to ensure that your recovery information is correct.  

Along with MFA,  IT Services will be promoting our cybersecurity awareness and training program, Beauceron, as well as sharing cybersecurity tips and tricks including creating and managing strong passwords, identifying and dealing with suspicious texts or emails, as well as protecting your data and identity while working remotely and using cloud services.   

IT Services wants you to have some fun while learning about cybersecurity so we’re promoting a series of campus-wide contests to both enhance your cyber awareness and give you a chance to win great prizes!  (Contest open to STFX students, faculty, and staff).

The theme of this year’s Cybersecurity Awareness month is: Life Happens Online. Each week, IT Services will be launching a contest based on 

Week 1: Staying In Touch (Oct 4 – 8) 

To enter the prize draw for one of 2 $25 Starbucks gift cards and a DCB valued at $100.   

Introducing the #XCyberSafe Contest!  

1.Complete the Get Cyber Safe Checkup, a basic quiz for all Canadians produced by the Government of Canada’s Centre for Cyber Security.  

2. Screen capture your Get Cyber Safe Checkup results (you may take the quiz as often as you’d like) 

3. Share your screen capture with us via Twitter or Instagram:      

Tag us (@StFXITservices) and use the hashtag #XCyberSafe!  

Tag a friend to complete the checkup!  

All participants will be entered into the prize draw. The prize draw takes place on Friday, October 8th, 2021.  

Week 2: Sharing Special Moments (Oct 11 – 15)  

We’re not always able to be around for the big things in life, but the internet has made it easier to share in those moments even when we can’t be there in person. From the video of your baby’s first steps to photos of their graduation, we’ll focus on sharing special moments safely with advice on:

  • Staying safe while file sharing
  • Malware and antivirus software
  • Storing and backing up data

CONTEST: To enter the prize draw for a chance to win one of two $25 Waffle Bus gift cards AND a $100 StFX Store Gift Card, we're promoting the Microsoft Authenticator App! Multifactor Authentication (MFA) is being rolled out to all student accounts and the easiest way to authenticate is by using the Microsoft Authenticator App. To enter this week's contest:  

1. Show us that you've downloaded the Microsoft Authenticator App! It's that simple! Click HERE for instructions.

2. Just take a screenshot of your app drawer showing the Microsoft Authenticator App icon. 

3. Post the picture on Twitter or Instagram and tag @stfxitservices 

4. Tag a friend! 

This contest is only open to STFX students, staff, and faculty.  

To learn more about Multifactor Authentication, go to click on "Microsoft 365 MFA Setup" 

Winners will be notified via StFX email, Twitter, and Instagram.  

Week 3: Working and Networking (Oct 18 – 22)  

Week 4: Families and Businesses (Oct 25 – 29) 

A Bose Soundlink Revolve Speaker:   

Complete the Beauceron Training Cyber Security 2021.     

To complete your training, go to and choose Login to Beauceron.   

Enter your STFX username and password  

Under the Education tab, go to My Courses and choose the green button that says +Add More.   

Find and enroll in Cyber Safe 2021.   

Upon completion, you will be automatically entered to win a Bose speaker.   

 Anyone who completes the training will be entered into the prize draw. Winners will be notified via StFX email, Twitter, and Instagram. Prize draw occurs Friday, October 29th, 2021

Faculty and Staff, we have not forgotten about you! You will receive a separate email containing details about how you can get cybersafe and win a coffee break for you and your department.  


Article ID: 89496
Wed 9/29/21 4:05 PM
Thu 10/14/21 9:19 AM