Why does Information Security matter to you?

Information Security is critically important to the University from a compliance and risk management perspective. It is also important because ultimately Information Security is about protecting personal information about people as well as the incredible research that is conducted at McMaster. From my perspective, the goals of Information Security are to encourage everyone to consider what they collect and how they handle personally identifiable information and intellectual property. To ensure they employ safe practices, follow guidelines and procedures, and to know when to report issues so they can be addressed in a timely manner. Again, it is all about protecting each and every one, and providing people the guidance to protect not only McMaster but themselves also from the ever growing concern of cyber-attacks and loss of our personal identities.

Richard Godsmark, Director of Technology, Innovation, Partnerships, and Risk Management, University Technology Services