Information Security Awareness and Privacy Training
In collaboration with all CSU campuses, the Chancellor’s Office has delivered a web-based information security awareness training course designed to provide staff and faculty the information they need to secure information resources entrusted to the University. This course will help California State University Channel Islands employees safeguard personal information as well as information stored under the aegis of the University.
The awareness training course covers the following topics:
- Protecting yourself against malware and other threats
- Keeping your email and mobile devices secure
- Coming up with a strong password you won't forget
- The care and management of confidential information
- How to avoid becoming a victim of social engineering
- Guidelines for surfing the web safely
All Channel Islands employees have been enrolled in the information security awareness training. The Integrated CSU Administrative Manual - Policy 8035 as well as other laws and regulations require that “All employees with access to protected data and information assets must participate in appropriate information security awareness training.” The course is managed by Technology & Innovation and is delivered by Skillport. Instructions on how to take the training will come in an email from TrainingNotifications@calstate.edu.
All CSU, Channel Islands employees have been enrolled in the “Data Security & Privacy” and "FERPA & Protecting Education" training. This includes, but is not limited to, faculty, staff, administrators, graduate assistants, student assistants and anyone with an “active” status in CI Records.
The course titled “Data Security & Privacy” provides information security awareness training intended to help CSU employees identify sensitive information (hard copy or electronic), and to provide awareness of common cyber-security threats such as SPAM and Phishing. The course titled "FERPA & Protecting Education" provides training on how to address confidentiality of student information.
The Integrated CSU Administrative Manual - Policy 8035 as well as other laws and regulations require “all employees with access to protected data and information assets must participate in appropriate information security awareness training.”
Approximately 30 - 45 minutes.
Annually, or as defined by CSU or campus policy.
Go to the T&I Online Training page to review system requirements and begin the training.
- Be sure to read the instructions first. They provide tips regarding browsers, pop-up windows and Java.
- For technical support, please contact the T&I Helpdesk or 805-437-8552.
- Information security and training content questions should be forwarded to the Information Security Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 805-437-3278.
- Access your Security Awareness Training here.
- Channel Islands Data Classification and Protection Standards (PDF, 67KB) – this document describes the three levels of data classification that the University has adopted to identify and protect information assets.
- Information Security Basics; Protecting Yourself and Others - the 7 Security Habits Everyone Should Have - Whether you're staff, faculty, or a student, by familiarizing yourself with the information on this page, you'll go a long way towards ensuring you don't become a victim of identity theft or suffer a catastrophic loss of data during your time at Channel Islands.