Thursday, November 7th

It's 3am: Do You Know Where Your Smartphone Is?

1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Arts 241 (Neatby-Timlin Theatre)

How do you protect your smartphone and the data it contains? 

What would you do if your smartphone was lost or stolen? 

What if you are in possession of your phone but your data is being accessed without your knowledge? 

If you don’t know the answer to any of the above questions, this session is for you!

Members of ICT will present steps you can take if your phone is lost/stolen – both pre-emptively and after the incident –  to protect the information on your phone. 

The focus will be primarily on iPhone and Android devices, however, the information presented will extend to other platforms.  


Risky Business:  Information Management at the University of Saskatchewan

2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Arts 241 (Neatby-Timlin Theatre)

One of the most significant assets of the University of Saskatchewan is information. It is the engine that drives our teaching, research, intellectual property, and education services. Our responsibilities for stewardship of this information include safeguarding university sensitive, 3rd party, and personal identifiable information.   

As the university moves to manage costs and diversify revenue sources units are considering cloud based services as well as new service delivery models.  In addition, the Tri-Council and other funding agencies are becoming concerned with how information in our care is managed.  As part of any business decision involving these new approaches the risk to our information assets must be considered.  This presentation will outline a methodology to assess the sensitivity of the information assets, identify potential threats, consider impact of compromise, and develop a prioritized list of risk for which compensatory controls need to be considered -- information that is critical to make an informed business decision about the suitability of specific services or service delivery models.