Information security awareness training: November 2022

November 29th, 2022

To help us all to protect the data we handle, we are continuing our compulsory information security awareness training for all UK-based staff.

Cyber security continues to present a significant threat to universities, with several UK universities suffering significant cyber security incidents this year, impacting their key operations .

At the university, our security team block an enormous number of phishing emails and attacks on a daily basis. We have also been upgrading our cyber security controls, but everyone has a role to play in keeping our data safe.

This week (W/C 28 November 2022) all staff will receive an email from “UoN Information Security” with a safe link to the training modules.

There are two modules covering the topics: Phishing emails, and Protecting Data. The total viewing time is about 10 minutes for each module.

Each topic will help you understand your role in protecting our data, advice on what to do if you receive a phishing email, and where to get help.

The modules can be watched separately or together and each one ends with a quiz.

The training is compulsory for all staff at our UK campuses and the modules will be available to complete until Tuesday 28 February 2023.

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December 2nd, 2022 at 9:07 am

David Pemberton

Please could the link to the training be added to this news item. I have received an email about the training, but I don’t recognise the link as a valid UoN domain so I’m suspicious (and ‘From’ email addresses are easy to fake).

Catch-22: to access the training we must respond to a potentially fake email by clicking an unknown link.

December 8th, 2022 at 3:15 pm

Cyrus M

Hi David. The training email that you receive will be from “UoN Information Security “. Thanks, hope that helps.

February 9th, 2023 at 3:51 am

Tekne Limited

Thanks for sharing this important article on information security awareness training. It’s great to see the focus on educating employees on the importance of information security and providing them with the tools and knowledge they need to stay safe online. The insights you provided on the challenges and benefits of conducting this type of training are very valuable, and I appreciate the emphasis on the need for continuous education. Information security is a constantly evolving field and it’s crucial for individuals and organizations to stay informed and up-to-date in order to protect themselves from potential threats. Thank you for raising awareness on this important topic!

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