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Talking tech and security at the student street fest

Published on: September 13, 2019

On Sept. 11, under sunny skies, three ITS-related booths exhibited at the annual St. George Street festival: Information Security (IS), Quercus and Next Generation Student Information Services (ACORN).

Hundreds of University of Toronto (U of T) students and staff had the chance to talk to Information Technology Services (ITS) staff and take home swag, resources and prizes during the 2019 Students’ Union (UTSU) Street Fest, held under warm, sunny skies on Sept. 11.

Three ITS-related booths exhibited at the annual
St. George Street festival: Information Security (IS), Quercus and Next Generation Student Information Services (ACORN).

The IS and Quercus booths both enticed the crowd with games. IS hosted the “Catch the Phish” challenge, awarding University-branded power banks to winners who could spot 10 signs of a phishing email. Offering a range of prizes, including mugs, the Quercus-themed “A Tree Through The Ages” trivia challenged people on their knowledge of the U of T learning management system.

Meanwhile, ACORN staff was on hand next store to answer questions about the student information service and give out sweet treats.

Check out more of the activity on social media: Twitter and Instagram.


Coming up….
Stay tuned for more information security coming up this October. Students, staff and faculty members can participate in events and activities during Cyber Security Awareness Month (CSAM), happening across all three campuses.

Visit our Security Matters calendar to stay up-to-date on upcoming activities.