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Blackbaud Data Security Incident

BCIT takes the privacy and security of our community members very seriously. BCIT’s alumni and donor database service provider is Blackbaud Inc., one of the world’s largest providers of financial and fundraising technology to non-profits.

On July 16, 2020, Blackbaud informed BCIT that it had experienced a data breach that culminated in May 2020. We very much regret any concern that this data breach may have caused. Blackbaud has since confirmed that their investigation, which included cyber security experts and law enforcement, found that no personal information of BCIT alumni, donors or other BCIT stakeholders was part of the data breach.

BCIT is working with Blackbaud to understand why there was a delay between finding the breach and notifying us, as well as what actions Blackbaud is taking to increase its security.

We would like to reemphasize that the data breach did not include any personal information on BCIT alumni, donors or other BCIT stakeholders.

For questions related to BCIT’s response to the Blackbaud security incident, please contact the BCIT Foundation at foundation@bcit.ca or 604-432-8803.

Blackbaud’s public statement about the security incident can be read at: https://www.blackbaud.com/securityincident.

BCIT continues to be grateful for the continued support of our alumni, donors and friends.