2FA is an extra layer of security for your York PY ID, designed to prevent unauthorized access to your account and to decrease account compromises and identity theft.


Report Phishing Button

The “Report Phishing” button on your Outlook or Gmail will automatically report suspicious messages to the Information Security team.


SSL Certificates

SSL Certificates are small data files that digitally bind a cryptographic key to an organization's details. Any server containing sensitive data should have an SSL certificate.


Anti-Virus Software

As part of York University’s improvements to cybersecurity, the University is changing anti-virus solutions.

For University-owned devices, it is recommended to use the Enterprise EDR solution.

For personal and home use, it is recommended to make use of the robust built-in anti-virus capabilities that are native to both Windows and MacOS operating systems. If you were using TrendMicro Internet Security, click on this link for instructions to remove the software and enable the built-in anti-virus provided with Windows or MacOS.

 For more information, please read Endpoint Protection solutions.