Information Security Quick Links

The Information Security Branch of the OCIO offers many free and paid for security services and resources to individuals and organisations across the province. Below you will find a variety of links taking you to different pages that will help improve your information security. 

Security Services and Resources links

External Security Services -  The Information Security Branch of the OCIO offers free Security Services to public sector organisations as part of an ongoing trial.

Defensible Security - To assist organizations in understanding which security controls to invest finite resources in.

Corporate Supply Arrangement (CSA)This Corporate Supply Arrangement (CSA) is for the provision of IM/IT security services. If you do not have the man power or infrastructure set up to accommodate all of your desired IM/IT security services, then this resource will help you.

Privacy & Security Conference: Privacy and data protection is the number one issue businesses around the world are facing. Personal privacy is at the forefront of information sharing and social media requirements. For the past 20 years, the Privacy and Security Conference has been the number one conference on the issues of privacy and security globally.

Security News DigestA weekly security news brief from various news sources, the Security News Digest is sent out each Tuesday. 

Security Awareness Course – A security awareness course that organizations and individuals can take to improve information security knowledge.

Security HygieneThere are a number of security controls that are valuable to organizations in or outside of government. In an effort to increase adoption of these controls, the B.C. Government has developed a number of templates that can be utilized and developed.

Security Career Information -  On this page we outline some tips to help you educate yourself and take the next step towards a career as a security professional.

Ministry Information Security Officer (MISO) Guidebook - This guide is geared towards exploring in depth the key roles and responsibilities of the MISO. The guide contains information, tools and resources that will benefit MISOs in performing their role as well as organizations and individuals who intend to improve the security of their enterprise. 

Security DayThe Province organizes and hosts two “Security Day” events each year (Spring and Fall), free of charge.  Government employees, representatives from the broader public sector, school districts, post secondary institutions, municipalities, and crown corporations are encouraged to attend in person, all are invited to view via webcast.