Information Security Awareness Topics

The University's Information Security Awareness & Training helps to inform and empower yourself about data and privacy good practices when you use a computer or mobile device. Protecting University data is everyone’s responsibility.

Information security awareness is an ongoing activity. Here are some resources that you can refer back to as you do your job.

Practice Safe Computing

Learn how to keep your computers, mobile devices, and data safe at it.umn.edu/safe-computing.

Secure U

Learn more about empowering the University community to protect themselves and the University in the ever-changing landscape of cyber threats at it.umn.edu/secure-u.

University Policies

  • Acceptable Use of Information Technology Resources Outlines the acceptable use, including what is not acceptable, and where to report information security incidents
  • Data Security Breach Covers how to report suspected breach or loss of University private data, and procedure to follow for notifications
  • Data Security Classification Covers how to identify the University data security classification and security level for protecting the data
  • Information Security Provides standards to follow to protect University data and IT resources, including how to use the standards, request an exception, manage access to and share University data
  • Including a Privacy Statement on U Web Pages Need to inform visitors about how the University website collects, uses and protects information voluntarily provided by the visitor and information collected by the website
  • Information Security Risk Management Outlines the University's Information Risk Management program, which includes identification and tracking information security risks, plans for remediation