Cyber Security

Updated April 11, 2022

University at Buffalo has made significant investments to maintain a robust and secure technology ecosystem that supports the academic, research and community service activities at the university. UB's information security program includes awareness building and guidelines, policy creation and technology tools to encourage good cybersecurity habits and the proper handling of information-security incidents. UB complies with all laws and regulations regarding regulated data including the New York State Information Security Breach and Notification Act.   

UB’s information security program is highly integrated with university systems, applications and network access. Best in breed technologies are employed commensurate with information and system protection requirements. 

Since 2005, UB has been classifying and tracking information-security incidents and is a member of REN-ISAC. UB’s Information Security Office (ISO) has developed a Forensics for Compliance program, in accordance with federal and state regulations, for performing computer forensics on potentially compromised hosts that potentially contain regulated private data.

The university provides an extensive portfolio of resources and guidelines to assist individuals with computer safety - this includes providing free anti-virus and personal firewall software to protect their personal computers from Internet-based threats, virtual private network software to securely connect to UB services from off campus and software to find, remove or secure personally identifiable information from their computers