UBC Information Security Office


The UBC Information Security Office promotes and enhances the computer security of students, faculty, staff and visitors connected to UBC's computer and communications systems, and the information resources shared through those systems.

Privacy & Information Security - Fundamentals

The training covers the fundamental knowledge that everyone should have about privacy and information security, including units on:

  • Privacy & Personal Information
  • Storage & Encryption of Information
  • Transmission & Sharing of Information
  • Working Remotely
  • Phishing
  • Disclosure of Information
  • Freedom of Information Requests
  • Managing Records and Information
  • Managing Accounts and Passwords
  • Tips and Reminders

It is a mandatory requirement for faculty, staff, researchers, student employees and contractors who use UBC Electronic Information and Systems. To get started visit https://privacymatters.ubc.ca/fundamentals-training

Security Awareness Training

Security Awareness Training

Security awareness training is available to all staff, faculty, and graduate students. The training is supplementary to the "Privacy & Information Security –Fundamentals" training, and contains topics beyond those covered above. Take this training or integrate with your departmental training if:

  • You would like to know more about a specific area of information security
  • Your department handles significant high risk information
  • Your department has specific information security training requirements which are covered in this course (e.g. PCI or working at a Help Desk)
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    To start training, Faculty, staff, and graduate students can register by logging in and following the registration instructions here: https://canvas.ubc.ca/enroll/TCA9JG.


    FIPPA and Accessing Student Records

    As a staff and faculty member, are you familiar with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) and the security policies around accessing student records on Student Information Service (SIS)? Find out more with this introductory video produced by Enrolment Services. For more information on UBC security policies, please visit the Security Policies page and the SIS Updates Blog.

    Questions about the course or technical support? Please contact the IT Service Centre Help Desk.

Further Information


Questions about the course or technical support? Please contact the IT Service Centre Help Desk.