The Information Security (InfoSec) team provides services to the collegiate University to support a unified and collaborative approach to reducing risks to personal information, research data and operational systems.

What is information security?

Information security refers to the technologies, policies and practices used to protect confidentiality, integrity and availability of information from cyber-attacks and other types of threat.

Why is information security important?

Information is critical to all University of Oxford operations. Any failure to protect our information automatically increases the risk of: 

  • Disruption to important activities
  • Reputational damage to the university
  • Potential monetary loss


tony brett

Tony Brett, Interim Chief Information Security Officer, University of Oxford.

I am honoured to be entrusted with this role and in my first weeks delighted to find skilled and experienced teams under Michael Pinhorn and Kashif Mohammad. I look forward to working with them and their teams to continue the excellent work Graham has started.


How can I take action?

If you have concerns or need some support to take action on your cyber security, or you just want to update your knowledge, our aim is to provide you with the training and support that you need to be security savvy every day. 

Find out more information about this on our website, or contact a member of our team grc@infosec.ox.ac.uk.