UBC Information Security Office

Overview

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.

Privacy and Information Security – IT Professionals

The training covers the knowledge that all University IT Support Staff should have about privacy and information security, including units on:

  • Obligations of an IT Professional
  • Securing & Managing Accounts and Passwords
  • Protecting Systems
  • Acquiring, Developing & Modifying Software Applications
  • Logging & Monitoring
  • Incident Response

It is a mandatory requirement for faculty, staff, researchers, student employees and contractors who are Technical Owners of UBC systems and University IT Support Staff.​ This training should be taken after you have completed Fundamentals Part 1 & Part 2.

To get started visit https://privacymatters.ubc.ca/training

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


Support

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