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Secure I.T. is an initiative to inspire the VIU community to engage with and control their information security at work, at home, and on the road.

The below sections contain all information related to the Secure I.T. initiative:

  • Why Secure I.T.? Find out why information security is everyone's responsibility.
  • Featured Security Awareness Materials & Resources - Highlights from the world of Information Security 
  • Secure I.T. Training,  Workshops and Handouts contains specific information about VIU's new information security awareness initiatives.
  • Additional Resources contains links to lots of other useful resources, including recent security threats, so you can ensure all your computer and information technology is secure.
  • Help Secure I.T. gives you information on who to contact if you think there is a computer or information security issue

Every member of the VIU Community has access to sensitive information such as student records, financial data or your own personal data.

Students

Information Security is a core element of good digital citizenship. As a student you benefit from access to many resources provided by the University, including internet access, computer labs, and library resources. It is up to you to use all of these resources responsibly, and to respect the rights of other students to access the same resources. 

Faculty

Information security contributes to a safe learning environment. As an instructor, you handle confidential and sensitive data such as student records, grades, accessibility and disability information, and exams. You also have access to VIU systems like Unit4 HRIS and FIS, email, Wi-Fi, classroom computers and computer labs. Because of that, it is important that you understand how to protect the information and systems that you can access.

Employees

Information Security is a shared responsibility. As a VIU employee, you have a central role in information security. You work with VIU’s data every day, and you have access to sensitive systems like Unit4 HRIS and FIS, email and WiFi. You might have access to very confidential information like student records, hiring information, or even health information. Because of that, it is important that you understand how to protect the information and systems that you can access.

Technical

Secure technology lifecycle starts and ends with an IT Professional. Information Technology professionals play key role in assuring the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information and technology at VIU. Developers are responsible for integrating security into the development lifecycle; system administrators are responsible for maintaining our systems; and, support personnel are responsible for responding to, and remediating incidents as they occur.

Leaders

Anyone can be an Information Security leader.

Secure I.T. Vision

To have a stable, resilient, approachable information security environment that gives the VIU community the freedom to perform their jobs, learn, and undertake research to meet the university's Mission. To inspire the VIU community to engage with and control their information security at work, at home, and on the road.

Did you know that there's a VIULearn course that has been setup for Secure I.T. Training? Take the Information Security and Awareness Course that's available on VIULearn using your VIU Employee Account Credentials. 

Upcoming Security Events

Oct
29

Internet Day

Nov
30

Computer Security Day

Additional Resources

Coming soon

Help Secure I.T.

Coming soon