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Public Jobs; Private Data Online Information Security Training

May 3, 2016
Public Jobs; Private Data Training Updated

University Information Security (UIS) has recently updated and standardized the information security awareness training, “(PJPD) University Information Security Awareness Training.”

This training course is required for all new University of Minnesota employees and those who work in health care component areas. PJPD is designed to help faculty, staff and student employees understand their role and personal responsibility in securing legally private University data.  

An email notification with a link to complete the training is sent to all new employees automatically, via the University’s online training platform, ULearn.  A 20 day completion goal has been set. The training takes about 30 minutes to complete, and may be done in more than one sitting. The employee will receive a reminder notice five days before the expected completion date only if the training has not been completed. At the end of the training, learners are encouraged to bookmark a UMN Information Security resource page and given an optional survey.  

Department and unit managers can help by reminding new staff to watch their email for the notice from ULearn and to do the training as early as possible.

For more information about what University Information Security provides, along with Information Security policies please visit the University Information Security Services website.

Questions about the Information Security Training in ULearn should be directed to Technology Help. And as always, please direct any Information Security questions to