INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SERVICES
OFFICE OF THE ASSISTANT VICE CHANCELLOR -
January 18, 2017
As part of the University's continued efforts to address the increasing threats to the security of information systems and data, an updated Cyber Security Awareness Training is being rolled out for all University of California faculty, staff, and student employees. Each member of the University community has a responsibility to safeguard the information assets entrusted to each individual. This training program will better prepare all employees to fulfill this responsibility and to strengthen the 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.
Effective January 18, 2017, University employees who are required to take, but have not completed, the current Cyber Security Awareness Training will be assigned an updated full eCourse. Those employees who are required to take, and have completed, the Cyber Security Awareness Training will be assigned the annual, required refresher eCourse. Once the UC Office of the President has released the training to UC locations, an email notification will be sent to employees with assignment and course details, including due date of completion.
The trainings are video-based and delivered online through the UC Learning Center https://uclearning.ucsd.edu). Each module will focus on a specific security topic.
Protecting data and information systems is a shared responsibility of each employee. I am confident that through collaborative efforts, a strong culture of defense against cyber-risk will be developed.
For more information on UC's information security resources, visit http://security.ucop.edu.
Questions about the requirements of the security awareness training program may be submitted via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.