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Celebrating 10 years of Get Cyber Safe

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    Celebrating 10 years of Get Cyber Safe!

    Wow, can you believe it? For the past ten years, we've been giving Canadians tips and advice on how to make cyber security a part of their daily routine. Although the technology has changed, our commitment to keeping you cyber safe hasn't.

    Here are some highlights from 10 years of Get Cyber Safe:

    2010s

    2011

    • Get Cyber Safe is created as part of Canada's Cyber Security Strategy and hosts its first annual Cyber Security Awareness Month in Canada (image of the front page of Canada's Cyber Security Strategy)

    2012

    • Videos on secure websites, phishing, passwords and protecting online reputations are added to the Get Cyber Safe website
    • Get Cyber Safe officially joins Twitter (image of laptop with Twitter birds and text @GetCyberSafe)

    2013

    • Get Cyber Safe unveils its official Facebook account
    • The Get Cyber Safe Guide for Small and Medium Businesses shows businesses how to protect themselves and their employees (image of laptop with small building labelled "shop" and a Facebook "like" thumbs up sticker)
    • The I_Got_U campaign in partnership with MuchMusic and MusiquePlus asks youth to pledge to keep friends safe when using social networks (image of speech bubble with text "I_Got_U")

    2014

    • The #StopHatingOnline campaign spreads awareness about the impacts of cyber bullying (image of teenaged girl in a bedroom; text: stop hating online, See how cyberbullying affects others)
    • Get Cyber Safe begins sharing original content on YouTube (image of YouTube logo)
    • The "Love it? Lock it!" campaign in partnership with Bell Media and Symantec motivates Canadians to protect themselves by locking their smartphones (image of Love it? Lock it! campaign logo)
    • #CyberTalk campaign gives parents the opportunity to talk online about parenting in the digital age (image of cartoon parents and children with blank speech bubbles; text: #CyberTalk)
    • #MontyMonday series on social media uses Monty the dog to put a fun twist on cyber security tips (image of Monty the dog wearing a red sweater in front of a small Christmas tree)

    2015

    • Get Cyber Safe launches official LinkedIn showcase page (image of phone with Get Cyber Safe LinkedIn profile on screen, and notification showing 81 applause reactions)
    • #BeAppSafe campaign in partnership with TELUS gets Canadians using apps safely

    2016

    • #CyberSafeBusiness campaign shows Canadian businesses how to keep their companies cyber secure (image of infographic "5 ways to run a #CyberSafeBusiness", shield with checkmark, smiley-face emoji)

    2017

    • Get Cyber Safe joins Instagram and uses "Mo", the mobile safety pro, to give tips every #MoMonday (image of Mo the mobile phone with arms and legs hugging a file folder)
    • The Digital Citizenship Guide for Parents, in partnership with MediaSmarts, helps Canadian parents protect their kids online (image of front cover of Digital Citizenship Guide for Parents)

    2018

    • The Government of Canada announces the new National Cyber Security Strategy and the creation of the Canadian Centre for Cyber Security
    • Get Cyber Safe moves to the Communications Security Establishment (image of Edward Drake Building in Ottawa)
    • The first Get Cyber Safe Gift Guide gives tips for cyber safe gift giving during the holiday season

    2019

    • Get Cyber Safe celebrates the holidays with cyber safe gift wrap and holiday carols with special cyber security lyrics (image of gift wrapped in Get Cyber Safe gift wrap; image of four costumed carollers singing Get Cyber Safe holiday carols)

    2020s

    2020

    • Get Cyber Safe issues timely advice about phishing scams as the digital world changes during the COVID-19 pandemic
    • "Device Appreciation Time", a series of sitcom-inspired videos for Cyber Security Awareness Month, teaches people about their devices' security features (image of opening title still from "Device Appreciation Time" video, image of person holding pointing at their phone, with sticker "I heart my phone"

    2021

    • Get Cyber Safe introduces "I Think, Therefore I Meme", the world's most cyber safe party game (image of two "I Think, Therefore I Meme" game cards, one with a pug's face, and the other with a caption; text: Getting a text from an unknown number saying you won the lottery.)
    • Get Cyber Safe prepares for 10 more years of helping Canadians protect themselves online

    Get more tips to secure your accounts and devices at GetCyberSafe.ca


    Catalogue number: D96-76/2021E-PDF | ISBN: 978-0-660-40733-3

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