Security Awareness Training
Educating UNCG faculty and staff with respect to security best practices is essential in securing the University's information assets. University leadership believes strongly in this effort and has requested training for every University employee who works with restricted or financial data. UNCG engaged Fishnet Security, a nationally recognized security training group, to provide two equivalent training options for University employees:
- The instructor-led training option is taught by the UNCG Security office and scheduled quarterly. It is a single 4-hour session of instruction to groups of 23 individuals.
- The online training option is offered via Blackboard and is generally equivalent in content to the classroom instruction, but has fewer UNCG-specific examples.
The instructor led training is taught quarterly and individuals must sign up to reserve a seat. This can be done through the UNCG Workshops & Event Calendar. The workshop name is "Security Awareness Training." The syllabus has the following sections:
- Protecting Confidential Information
- Protecting Your Computer and Network
- Mobile Computing
- Physical Security
- Social Engineering and Phishing
- Information Security Risk Management Concepts
- UNCG specific examples
There are two Security Awareness courses available in Blackboard:
- Baseline Security Awareness Training
This training contains the basic elements of security awareness that all faculty and staff at UNCG are expected to know. New staff will complete this training as part of their orientation while existing staff should have completed this course (or its in-person equivalent).
All faculty and staff should have access to this course material. If you are interested in taking this course in an instructor-led session, sign up through the UNCG Workshops & Event Calendar. The workshop name is "Security Awareness Training."
- SANS Securing the Human Training
This online training from SANS, an internationally respected security organization, focuses on the individual and what they can do to help secure their organization. Access to this training is limited to certain campus organizational units. If you are interested in accessing this training, please contact 6-TECH at 256-TECH (8324) and ask about SANS: Securing the Human security awareness training.