R U Safe?

Every day students at UNB are targeted by online criminals, hackers and more who attempt to steal your personal information, infect your computer and other devices, or take your financial information. As a student, there are also many ways you can put yourself at risk through other unsafe IT practices such as sharing too much information on social media sites about your habits and locations.

These threats to your personal and financial information are continuing to grow; but the good news is there is something you can do about it. You can become aware of the risks and take steps to protect yourself.

We can help. We've created an IT Security Awareness course to introduce you to common IT security issues.

Online course

This course is available in theDesire2Learn (D2L) Learning Management System. Simply go to your myUNB Portal and click on the IT Security Awareness Course link under “My Courses and No Term” headings.

Note: If you don’t see the IT Security Awareness Course under No Term, click on the IT Security Awareness Course link in Free Courses. On the next page, choose enroll and you’ll be given access to the course.

Topics covered in the course include:

  • How to recognizing phishing e-mails
  • How to protect yourself from viruses, Trojans and other forms of malicious software
  • How to create a strong password

This course was developed by UNB in partnership with universities across Canada.

The course is participation only – there is no final test or mark. Simply complete each module and the short quizzes and you’ll be done. You can complete the entire course at once or complete various sections in the order and at the time of your choice.

The course normally takes between 45 minutes and one hour to complete. There is no credit for the course.


If you have any questions about this course, please contact the IT Service Desk.