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Sask Polytech resumes classes following cyberattack last weekend

Students taking online courses through Saskatchewan Polytechnic resumed their classes on Monday following an online security breach last week
Saskatchewan Polytechnic, Moose Jaw campus. (photo by Larissa Kurz)

Students at Saskatchewan Polytechnic campuses throughout the province have returned to classes following a cybersecurity breach on Nov. 1.

Online courses resumed on Nov. 9 for all students, while limited in-person learning is still working on a staggered return while following COVID-19 protocols. 

“Returning to learning was our top priority. I want to thank all students and faculty for their patience and understanding as we worked with third-party suppliers and cybersecurity experts around the clock to achieve this goal,” said CEO and president Larry Rosia, in a press release. “In the coming days, work will continue to resume services in a safe, secure manner. To date, our cautious, phased-in approach has been successful.”

The institution believes there is no reason to think personal information was compromised during the breach, but it is still taking a number of steps to increase online security for staff and students.

This includes implementing multi-factor authentication for online services, sharing information on how to spot phishing emails and installing antivirus software for employee communities. 

For a list of services and platforms that have been restored to date, staff and students can visit

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