Information Privacy and Security

The Information Privacy and Security office protects the confidentiality, integrity and availability of all information at OHSU by:

  • Documenting and managing the privacy and security policies, in accordance with state and federal laws.
  • Creating and delivering training on a wide variety of privacy and security topics.
  • Implementing and supporting security-related technologies.
  • Conducting security assessments and manages security exception requests, where appropriate.
  • Investigating privacy and security incidents.

Secure email

OHSU has upgraded its secure mail tool. The new tool, called Proofpoint, offers an easier-to-use interface, more sophisticated artificial intelligence and better protection overall to OHSU email. Once you receive your first email using Proofpoint secure mail system, you’ll need to register and create a password. With Proofpoint, registrations do not expire, so you only need to register once. You will continue to access your secure mail inbox at, and messages will expire in 60 days. If you were having a secure conversation in MailGate, the former secure email tool, you will be able to continue that conversation until all messages have expired.

Secure Messaging FAQ