Information Security

At UBC, we are responsible for substantial amounts of personal information about students, faculty and staff as well as any other confidential information we hold on behalf of the university. The CIO and the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) oversee UBC’s efforts to safeguard personal information assets in order to comply with regulations, laws, and policies set in British Columbia.

Protecting this information is a collaborative effort by faculty, staff, and students. By making an effort to stay secure, you are not only protecting the integrity of your own information, but also the security of the university at large.


  • Information Security Centre

    Information Security Centre

    Protect yourself from online threats by learning about topics such as password security, phishing, and more.

  • privacy-matters

    Privacy Matters Initiative

    Learn more about the ongoing privacy and information security initiatives raising awareness about information security at UBC.

  • Encryption

    Encryption Services at UBC

    Encryption is a great way to keep valuable data safe – learn how to request encryption for your devices before it’s too late.

  • policies and standards

    IT Security & Standards

    An overview of IT security and the standards that govern UBC electronic and information systems.

  • online security training

    Online Security Training

    Security awareness training is available to all staff, faculty, and graduate students. The training covers the fundamental knowledge about privacy and information security.

  • report an incident

    Report an Incident

    Have additional questions or need to report an incident? Learn how to report an information security or privacy incident.