Privacy Matters @ UBC

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Extension of the External Email Security Warning Tag for Students and Alumni

April 08, 2021

To assist students and Alumni to more easily identify phishing emails, on Wednesday 5 May 2021, UBC Cybersecurity and UBC IT Communication & Collaboration Services will be implementing an External Email Security Warning Tag on all UBC Student and Alumni email accounts.

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Protect Yourself Against Email Bombing

March 04, 2021

Have you heard of “email bombing”? Email bombing is a tactic used by cybercriminals to distract your attention while they make a fraudulent purchase or financial transaction with an account that has been compromised.

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Why does privacy matter?

Privacy and information security is one of UBC’s top priorities

Information sharing is so common today that it is understandable for people to become complacent about privacy and information security. Yet, everyone has the right to expect their personal information to remain safe and secure.

At UBC, we are responsible for substantial amounts of personal information about students, faculty, staff, alumni, and donors. Protecting this information is everyone's responsibility.

By taking the first simple steps to stay secure, you can make a big impact on privacy and information security, both at home and at UBC.

Stay Secure

Privacy and information security at UBC is a shared responsibility. Empower yourself to stay safe online and learn how to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues, and our students from being involved in an information security breach.