Information Security

Information security is a concern for all faculty, staff, and students at UTSC. With support ranging from the installation of anti-malware software through to Campus VPN connections, IITS provides a number of different services which will enable you to work in a secure manner both on and off campus. The University of Toronto Scarborough is committed to providing an environment that protects the privacy and security of information and electronic resources necessary to support our mission of teaching and research. If you would like to discuss matters related to information security at UTSC, receive IT support, or report an information security incident, please contact the IITS Help Desk.

Information Security Guidelines

To respond to societal expectations and legislative requirements, the University must create and apply up-to-date information security standards. Should we fail to do so, in the event of a significant release of personal information or compromise of the University's information systems, the result would be a highly visible impact to the University's reputation and stature as a world-class education and research institution. Details regarding the University's current guidelines on Information Security can be found here.

Additional Resources

Top 10 Security Best Practices

Below is a list which may help keep you safe and your computer secure both online and offline. We are all at risk and the stakes are high - to your personal and financial well-being, and to the University's standing and reputation. If you have not followed some of these tips before, this information can function as a security checklist.

Phishing Prevention

University web and email accounts are tempting targets for phishers! Being sure that you are giving your UTORid and  password to legitmate University services is as easy as LOOK, CHECK, and SEE.