Information Security

We provide information on online privacy, safe passwords and how to keep data and documents safe.

One of our most important responsibilities is keeping Utrecht University’s data safe and secure. We implement and maintain both reactive and proactive measures to effectively address potential weaknesses and breaches in our systems.

All users must accept an acceptable use policy with rules and guidelines before they are allowed to use UU IT Services. This policy ensures that everyone using the network is aware that security is a shared responsibility, and what risks are out there in today’s highly digitalised world.

We also actively promote Security Awareness amongst all users and process owners within the university. We provide information on online privacy, safe passwords and how to keep data and documents safe. We also make use of tooling and third-party audits to actively scan and monitor our systems and websites for potential weaknesses.

When there is a breach in our network – or a suspicion of one – there are several tactics in place to ensure rapid and effective reaction. Incidents are followed up by a Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-UU), consisting of a broad selection of experts from all over the university.

Do you suspect a breach?

Contact the CERT-UU as quickly as possible:

  • Mail: cert-uu@uu.nl 
  • Phone: +31 (30) 253 5959 (only in emergencies)

For questions regarding the university's information security policy, please contact the Chief Information Security Officer mr. Raoul Vernède: ciso@uu.nl