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Participate in Information Security Awareness & Training

Challenge

We live in a world of ever-changing cyber security threats. What can you do to protect yourself and others?

Solutions

Protecting University data is everyone’s responsibility.

University Information Security offers a number of opportunities to help inform and empower yourself about data and privacy good practices when you use a computer or mobile device. When you adopt a combination of the safe computing techniques described in the linked pages below, you create multiple layers of protection. The more of these techniques you use, the more you help secure yourself and the University.

Take Awareness Training

Securing the Human: Information Security Awareness Training is a collection of online training videos delivered in Training Hub that is assigned to all new staff and faculty and others who must take this course to meet information security compliance at the University. Others may also be assigned this course. It covers the basics of safe computing and data protection. Units may also request this course.

Check out these additional resources:

  • Information Security Awareness Topics (more information on topics covered in training)
  • LastPass Password Management Fundamentals (an online training video offered by LinkedIn Learning on how to setup and use a password manager to securely store your account login information). Lastpass is not approved for use in health care component areas.  Use password managers like KeePass, or 1Password and store the password database on a UMN managed device.

Practice Safe Computing

See our Practice Safe Computing page.

Read and Share Safe Computing Articles

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Share and Post Handouts

Remind yourself and others about safe computing best practices by sharing and posting the handouts.

Attend or Schedule Events 

Members of the University Information Security team are available to attend campus events hosted by University units (orientations, information fairs, meetings, brown bag lunches) to have a face-to-face discussion on safe computing practices and securing your and University data and to answer questions that you have related to information security.

Check out the various events around campus:

Contact University Information Security to talk about inviting us to one of your events.

Participate in Comp-sec

Comp-sec is an informal community of practice for IT Partners that meets to discuss Information and systems security topics of interest to University of Minnesota staff members. 

  • Attend Comp-sec meetings on the 2nd Thursday of every even-numbered month (Feb, Apr, Jun, Aug, Oct, Dec), see the Upcoming IT Events calendar for location and time.

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