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October is Cybersecurity month.

The campus seems to get a different phishing threat daily. Please be diligent in choosing what messages you respond to.  Do not send personal cell phone numbers and other information that Emails request, even if it appears to be from someone on campus.

If the large red banner is on the message and it says it is from a campus person, it is probably NOT. Look carefully at the actual Email address. It may be a G-mail or off-campus address.

Anyone can create an Email address with a familiar name in it, such as Do not respond to these messages. Instead, use the assigned Canisius Email address.

These scammers can use acquired cell phone numbers to send text messages as well. Click here for ways to avoid this.

For added protection, the Department of Homeland Security offers some great information on safe cyber practices here.

As always if you have any questions, comments or concerns please contact the ITS Help Desk at 888-8340, Email to or visit

Submitted by: Scott Clark, director, User Services/ITS