UBC Cybersecurity Month

Passport Campaign and Symposium

UBC Cybersecurity Month

October is Cybersecurity Awareness month and the Privacy Matters @ UBC team has planned several events at both UBC campuses throughout the month to celebrate.

UBC Cybersecurity Month
Passport Campaign

Get your passport stamped to earn premium swag and be eligible to win a Sonos Beam!

Privacy Matters @ UBC is excited to announce that our Passport Campaign will be taking place over several weeks at unique locations at UBC Vancouver and UBC Okanagan. The purpose of the campaign is to educate UBC staff and faculty about the various initiatives in place to protect and secure UBC electronic information, through a series of fun ‘checkpoints’ formed around a different theme each week. You can’t win any prizes if you don’t have any stamps so be sure to join us to make sure you don’t miss out!

How to obtain a passport, and what to do with it:

Passports will be available at each of the four checkpoints until supplies run out. At each checkpoint, participants will be required to answer security-based questions in order to qualify for premium swag.


October 3 - 10:00-10:30am

1Fundamentals Training

With the institution of Privacy and Information Security – Fundamentals training, the Privacy Matters @ UBC team has helped UBC employees understand how to properly handle personal information, where to store confidential information and even what precautions to take when working away from campus. Now we are excited to introduce Privacy and Information Security – Fundamentals 2! Coming in Fall 2019, Fundamentals 2 will place the emphasis on such topics as Disclosure of Information, Freedom of Information and Managing Accounts & Passwords. This additional set of training questions will solidify the world-class privacy and security training available to all UBC employees.

UBC Vancouver

Entrance to the ARC Fitness Centre (UBC Life Building)

6138 Student Union Blvd

UBC Okanagan

Outside the ADM building (in the courtyard)

1138 Alumni Ave

October 10 - 10:00-10:30am


156 million phishing emails are sent out each day. 10% of these emails manage to get through spam filters. 80,000 people fall for a scam each day which can result in stolen identities, financial loss, and credit card fraud. If you see a suspicious email with UBC branding, logos, and language please contact the UBC Information Security office immediately at security@ubc.ca. When we are made aware of a phishing campaign, we can immediately begin identifying and protecting accounts that may have been compromised. Fast reporting from members of the UBC community has helped save many accounts from potential privacy breaches.

UBC Vancouver

Nitobe Garden Entrance

1895 Lower Mall

UBC Okanagan

FIPKE building foyer

3333 University Way

October 17 - 10:00-10:30am

3Enhanced CWL

Stories are constantly developing in the media about high profile data breaches and password leaks, leaving millions of accounts vulnerable to being accessed by cybercriminals. With Enhanced CWL, UBC employees are provided with an extra layer of security that hackers can’t easily access, because the criminal needs more than just the username and password credentials. Enhanced CWL’s wide variety of authentication methods make it easy for every user to securely and quickly log in. Duo Push, sent by the Duo Mobile authentication app, allows users to approve push notifications to verify their identity. We also support hardware tokens, mobile passcodes, SMS and phone call-back to provide flexible and accessible options for all types of users.

UBC Vancouver

TEF III Building

6190 Agronomy Road

UBC Okanagan

ADM building foyer

1138 Alumni Ave

UBCO: October 24 - 10:00-10:30am
UBCV: October 29 - 9:30-10:00am

4Privacy Matters @ UBC

Privacy Matters @ UBC aims to increase the awareness of privacy and information security at UBC. Higher education institutions are often the target of data breaches, which not only affect the individuals whose personal information is compromised, but also the organization experiencing the breach. Through comprehensive communication strategy and online training, our goal is to provide the campus community with the information needed to protect personal information and to keep UBC's data secure.

UBC Vancouver

Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre

6163 University Blvd

UBC Okanagan

UNC building (2nd floor - outside ballroom)

3272 University Way

October 29, 2019