Complete Cyber Security Awareness Training by Jan. 31, 2016
As part of the university’s efforts to address the increasing threats to the security of our information systems and data, UC is rolling out a comprehensive security awareness training program for all staff and faculty. Each member of the university community has a responsibility to safeguard the information assets entrusted to us. This training program will better prepare all of us to fulfill this responsibility and to strengthen our defenses against future attacks. Studies have shown that a substantial number of cyber attacks involve the unintended actions of users of information systems, and this risk can be significantly lowered through an effective security awareness training program.
To this end, all employees on payroll with active status, regardless of previous training taken, are required to complete the Cyber Security Awareness Training. The training must be completed by January 31, 2016, or within six weeks for any subsequent new hires, and will be required annually.
Within the next week, you should receive an automated email with instructions on how to access the training. This training will be video-based and delivered online through our UC Learning Center (www.ucop.edu/ucoplearningcenter). Each module will focus on a specific security topic and will conclude with three questions to test comprehension. The training should take approximately 50 minutes to complete in total.
Protecting our data and information systems is a shared responsibility of us all. This training will help us to continue to develop a strong culture of awareness and defense against cyber risk.
For more information on UC’s information security resources visit http://security.ucop.edu.