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Data Security Awareness Training FAQ
This article explains answers to a set of frequently asked questions regarding the Data Security Awareness Training.
What is Data Security Awareness Training?
Data Security Awareness Training is a University of Chicago training initiative designed to increase staff knowledge in online and system security. It is designed to assist you with protecting yourself as well as the University.
Is the training mandatory?
Yes. It is an annual requirement offered to staff.
How long will the training take to complete?
The duration is typically 20 minutes.
What does the training consist of?
There are three components to the training: a 14-minute video; a downloadable resource guide, designed as a reference to supplement video training; and a 10-question online quiz to complete the process.
What happens if I get interrupted, and cannot finish the training in one sitting?
You can pick up where you left off.
What is the objective of the training?
The purpose of the training is to:
- Identify what the university defines as confidential information and why information security is important.
- Provide best practices that will minimize the risk and subsequent impact of data exposure.
- Provide direction to the policies and guidelines that govern University-defined confidential information.
- Reduce the potential for identity theft.
Do I need to take this training if I don't handle confidential data?
Yes. The information shared in the training is helpful with teaching you to protect your personal information, which reduces opportunities for identity theft.
What happens if I don't complete the training or pass the quiz?
If you do not complete the training within 30 days, you will receive regular reminders to do so, and eventually your manager will be notified.
How often do I need to take this training?
The training is offered annually.
Where can I get more specific guidance on how to properly handle confidential data?
Specific information is found here: Data Security.
I work part time. Do I still have to take the training?
Yes, all staff are required to take the training.
I deleted the invitation to complete the task (training). What should I do?
You can access the training directly. Follow these instructions.
I cannot get the video to run in my browser? What should I do?
The video requires FlashPlayer in order to run. Because of the vulnerabilities commonly associated with FlashPlayer, we recommend that you use Google Chrome, because FlashPlayer is a plug-in which can be enabled and disabled as needed. When enabled, the FlashPlayer is automatically updated with Chrome updates.