UCOP Information Security and Responsibilities

Information Security is a shared responsibility. The Office of the President seeks to provide a secure technical environment that protects UC's information assets and minimizes disruption to business processes. However, technology alone cannot always protect information. All members of the UCOP community have an obligation to safeguard the information UC handles, including their own.

UCOP Leadership

Information security has a direct financial, operational, and reputational impact on the University and its mission. UCOP leadership plays a critical role by approving policies and making direct statements regarding the importance of implementing appropriate measures to protect the University's electronic information assets.


Units are responsible for administering and enforcing UCOP and UC information security policies, standards and practices. This includes ensuring necessary education and training to enable employees to be aware of and carry out their responsibilities.


All members of the University community are expected to comply with UCOP and UC security policies, standards and practices, and to exercise responsibility appropriate to their position and delegated authorities. Each individual is expected to conduct the business of the University in accordance with the Statement of Ethical Values and the Standards of Ethical Conduct, exercising sound judgment and serving the best interests of the University.